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Film Club: Culture Clash
Watch and discuss films.  

Saturday, January 27: My First 150 Days (2017). This documentary follows the Banico family, newly arrived from the Philippines, during their first 150 days in Toronto, capturing the emotional journey of starting fresh in a new land. When she departed her rural village for Canada nearly a decade ago, Melona Banico left her family behind. Now, she is sponsoring her three children and a grandson as immigrants.

Saturday, February 24: The Big Sick (2017). Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Saturday, March 24: Beatriz at Dinner (2017). Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy. When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.

Saturday, April 21: Crash (2005). Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11. Characters include a district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his casually prejudiced wife (Sandra Bullock), dating police detectives Graham (Don Cheadle) and Ria (Jennifer Esposito), a victimized Middle Eastern store owner and a wealthy African-American couple (Terrence Dashon Howard, Thandie Newton) humiliated by a racist traffic cop (Matt Dillon).

Note: Room A, 2nd Floor, Central Library

Age group: 18+

Admission: FREE / RSVP Online.
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