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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – The Father (2020)
Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–$19.99 to rent on Amazon. Please note: This is an “Early Access” streaming release, which is a higher cost to stream while it is also playing in theatres. To RSVP, please scroll down. Registered attendees will receive an email the day before the discussion with a link to join via Zoom.
Watch the film any time before the discussion–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! Anthony (Academy Award Winner, Anthony Hopkins) is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne (Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, Olivia Colman), encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant — a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives. Village member Mel Washburn will host a discussion of the film via Zoom this Saturday at 3:00 PM.
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