Some of these films have not been rated and may be aimed at a mature audience. Parental discretion is advised.
November 14th – Chico and Rita (Spain, 2010) 94 min
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. (Animated)
December 12th – My Afternoons with Margueritte (France, 2010) 82 min
A story of one of those most improbable encounters that can change the course of one’s life. In a small public garden, Germain who is 50 and barely literate, meets Margueritte, a little old lady who is passionate about reading. As Margueritte reads extracts from novels to Germain, they form a bond and he comes to discover the magic of books, a world from which he imagined he was excluded for life.
January 9th – The Iran Job (Iran/Germany, 2012) 90 min
At the height of international tension between America and Iran, Kevin Sheppard, a charismatic African-American basketball player accepts an offer to play professional basketball in Iran. What begins as a desire to ‘explore the unknown’ ends in an emotional roller-coaster as he forms an unlikely alliance with three young Iranian women against the backdrop of revolutionary social upheaval in Iran. (Documentary)
February 13th – The Names of Love (France, 2010) 100 min
Her father is from Algeria; his mother is a Jew. She’s a free spirit, he’s a complete square. She’s provocative, he is discreet. She’s shameless, he carries several generations’ worth of guilt on his shoulders. She doesn’t hesitate to use sex to turn conservatives into liberals; he is a one woman man. Bahia Benmahmoud and Arthur Martin are as different as two people can be. So when they fall in love, sparks fly…
All films are FREE and open to the public Sponsored by Friends of the Coos Bay Library