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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – Bright Star (2009)

Saturday, November 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Members & guests–free on Netflix, or $2.99 to rent on various streaming services. 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
In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife. Jane Campion’s direction is as refined as her screenplay, and she gets the most out of her cast — especially Abbie Cornish — in this understated period drama. 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 Afternoon at the Movies – Bright Star (11/27) via Zoom
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Details

Date:
Saturday, November 27
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Chicago, IL United States
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