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Film FOCUS: An Independent Film Festival at Your Library

Posted Sep 30th, 2010 by Susan Gibney  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library continues its ever-popular Film FOCUS, an independent film festival, scheduled every Monday, beginning October 4 through October 25.

The Library’s exciting presentation of FREE, independent, powerful first-run feature films is scheduled at 6:15 p.m. in Main Library’s McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St. The series’ opening presentation is scheduled on Monday, October 4 with the independent film Only When I Dance, a documentary by Beadie Fenzi which tracks the progress of two students, Irlan Santos da Silva and Isabela Coracy, with professional aspirations at the Centro de Danca ballet school in Rio de Janeiro.

Additional film dates include:
· October 11 – Troubled Water, directed by Erik Poppe, this indie film chronicles the life of a gifted organist named Jan, released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child. He always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him when he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him respect and love, until the past catches up with him when a local teacher Agnes visits the church and recognizes Jan as the man who was convicted for the murder of her son. Norwegian film with English subtitles.

· October 18 – Jaffa, in the heart of the Israeli city of Jaffa, Reuven’s garage is a family-run business. The garage workers consist of Reuven’s beautiful daughter Mali, his aggressive and distant son Meir, as well as the young Palestinian man, Toufik. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years, and that Mali is pregnant with Toufik’s child. As the two lovers secretly make their wedding arrangements, tension steadily builds between Toufik and Meir, who openly voices his disdain and prejudices about Arabs. As these relationships continue to intensify, emotions begin to boil, resulting in an astonishing conclusion.

· October 25 – Wind Journeys, follows the life of Ignacio Carrillo, who traveled the villages of northern Colombia playing traditional songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He marries, leaves the nomadic life behind, but after the traumatic death of his wife, he vows never to play the accursed accordion again and embarks on one last journey to return the instrument to its rightful owner. On the way, Ignacio meets a spirited teenager named FermAn who leads him to another destiny.

All Film FOCUS showcases are FREE, open to the public and are recommended for adults: some films may contain strong language, sexual content or violence. These films are not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.

NOTE: For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5207.

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