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Learning Through Film

This series features the showing of a film at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings in Jordan Hall followed by a discussion the following morning at 10:30am in Jordan Hall. The films are all critically acclaimed for the quality of their production but they have been selected as well for content likely to invite spirited discussion. They are not suitable for children. Our license to show films in Ocean Park does not allow us to charge for their viewing. However, we welcome a donation ($5.00 suggested) at the discussion.

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Important to Note: These films have been selected for their ability to evoke questions and discussion and are not suitable for viewing by children.

July 7-8: Babette's Feast (G) 7pm Thursday and 10:30am Friday.
Two Danish sisters have given up opportunities for either marriage or career to care for their aged father. Their life revolves around rigid devotion to their religion until they take in a Parisian refugee with a secret.A discussion about the film takes place Friday morning in Jordan Hall.

July 21-22: Witness (R) 7pm Thursday and 10:30am Friday.
A rogue police officer, running from the law, finds refuge in an Amish community. A discussion about the film takes place Friday morning in Jordan Hall.

July 28-29: Under the Same Moon (PG-13) 7pm Thursday and 10:30am Friday.
A nine-year old Mexican boy relies on smugglers to take him across the border in an attempt to reunite with his mother working illegally in the U.S. A discussion about the film takes place Friday morning in Jordan Hall.

August 18-19: Proof (PG-13) 7pm Thursday and 10:30am Friday.
This film is about a devoted daughter who must face her fears as she comes to terms with the death of her father who is crippled by mental instability. A discussion about the film takes place Friday morning in Jordan Hall.

August 25-26: Pleasantville (PG-13) 7pm Thursday and 10:30am Friday.
Two modern-day teenagers become trapped in the perfect suburbia of the 50's sitcom, Pleasantville. Surrounded by old-fashioned values, innocence and loving parents, the teens begin to ponder which lifestyle is the best one. A discussion about the film takes place Friday morning in Jordan Hall.


2017 Summer Season