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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – Burning Cane (2019)

Saturday, October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Members & guests–free exclusively on Netflix. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom.

Every Saturday afternoon, join fellow film aficionados of the Village for an in depth discussion of films new and old. Watch the selected film any time before the discussions–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after!

This week’s film

An aging mother who lives in cane fields of rural Louisiana, is torn between her religious convictions and the love of her son. Burning Cane is a compelling look at weighty themes — and a remarkably assured debut from an impressively talented young filmmaker, Phillip Youmans, an NYU film student and the first African American director to win Tribeca’s Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. Village member Mel Washburn will lead a discussion of the film this Saturday at 3 PM.

Please note: because this is an ongoing weekly event, the Zoom link is the same every week.


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Saturday, October 16
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Chicago, IL United States
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