Toledo Lucas County Library Film Focus

Category: Film & Movies

Event Date:

Monday, October 2, 2017


7:00 pm - 12:00 am


Main Library
325 Michigan
Toledo, OH 43604

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is excited to announce its Film Focus Fall 2017 lineup, and invites you to experience these powerful, first-run feature films by independent filmmakers.

All 6 films in the series will be shown in the
McMaster Center of Main Library
325 Michigan St.
FREE PARKING available underground (entrance off Adams St.)

Monday, September 25, 2017:
McMaster, 7 p.m.
My Love, Don’t Cross that River
South Korea, 86 minutes, documentary
A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it became the country's most successful film of all time, MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. Elderly lovebirds, Jo Byeong-man and Kang Kye-yeol, have been inseparable companions for 76 years. Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the inevitable reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.
Monday, October 2, 2017:
McMaster, 6:45 p.m.
My King
France, 124 minutes, drama
Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship she experienced with megalomaniac Georgio. Who is this man that she loved so deeply, and how did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, the physical work of healing may finally set her free.
Monday, October 9, 2017:
McMaster, 7 p.m.
Singapore, 96 minutes, drama
When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a "stunning" (Film School Rejects) and "tightly focused and ambitious" (Screen Daily) look at all the lives affected by capital punishment.
Monday, October 16, 2017:
McMaster, 7 p.m.
The Ardennes
Belgium, 93 minutes, thriller/drama
Brothers Dave and Kenneth are reunited on Kenneth's release after four years in prison following a failed home invasion. While Kenneth is anxious to dive headfirst into the drug-centered existence that ensnared him in the first place, both Dave and Kenneth's erstwhile girlfriend, Sylvie, have adopted clean lifestyles. Drugs, crime, and the bonds of brotherhood create this dark crime thriller journey in The Ardennes.
Monday, October 23, 2017:
McMaster, 7 p.m.
Men Go to Battle
USA, 98 minutes, drama
Most Americans predict that the Civil War will end by Christmas, but Henry (Tim Morton) and Francis Mellon (David Maloney) couldn't care less. Bracing for another winter on their struggling farm in rural Kentucky, the brothers have become suffocatingly close. Francis' practical jokes become more and more aggressive until the night he accidentally injures Henry in a drunken fight. After humiliating himself in front of a daughter (Rachel Korine) of the town's preeminent family, Henry disappears in the night. Months later, Francis learns that Henry has joined the Union army, and the two are left to find out separately what the approaching war will bring.
Monday, October 30, 2017:
McMaster, 6:45 p.m.
Human Capital
Italy, 111 minutes, thriller
Based on Stephen Amidon's acclaimed novel, director Paolo Virzì's Human Capital presents a riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, greed, and desire. With a lavish home and beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family's middle-class existence and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins. Leveraging his daughter's relationship with Giovanni's son, Dino deceives the bank and manipulates his way into the Bernaschi hedge-fund. As the destinies of both families become further entwined, a fateful hit and run accident sets in motion a chain of events, triggering dangerous consequences that will change their lives forever.

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