Arts Council of Tamworth is presenting a Winter Film Series at 7:00 p.m. on Mondays at Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, and Tuesdays OR Wednesdays at Moultonborough Library.
Golden Door (PG13) February 18 & 20
Swiping its title from the inscription on the Statue of Liberty (“I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”), Emanuele Crialese’s third film is a coming-to-America story set during the turn-of-the century about the Mancuso family’s journey from Sicily to New York. (Italian)
Starter for 10(PG-13) February 25 & 27
From the producers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, comes a rollicking bittersweet comedy about British university life in the ’80s. James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland) stars as Brian, a working class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University with a ragtag group of new friends. (USA-HBO)
Secret Life of Words (Not rated) March 3 & 5
Academy Award winner Tim Robbins stars in this compelling film from Pedro Almodovar, the renowned director of Volver and Talk to Her. Powerfully acted and critically acclaimed, The Secret Life of Words is a moving story about discovering love and hope when least expected. A wounded oil worker forms an unlikely and emotional relationship with a nurse based on his need to divulge the secrets of his past and her mysterious silence about her own identity. (USA)
Into the Wild (R) March 10 & 12
A superb cast and an even-handed treatment of a true story buoy Into the Wild, Sean Penn’s screen adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s bestselling book. Emile Hirsch stars as Christopher McCandless, scion of a prosperous but troubled family who, after graduating from Atlanta’s Emory University in the early 1990s, decides to chuck it all and become a self-styled “aesthetic voyager” in search of “ultimate freedom.” (USA)
In lieu of a set admission,
audience donations are gratefully accepted.
For more info, call Cook Memorial 323-8510 or Moultonborough 476-8895