Foreign Film Series: “Parallel Mothers”

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
6:30 pm


The Foreign Film Series is back!

Pre-pandemic, one of our most popular ongoing programs was the “Foreign Film Series,” which featured films from across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Our online “Foreign Film Lovers Club” was born from lockdown and will still be meeting via Zoom, but we’re happy to announce the return of our in-person film nights!

We hope you’ll join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 16th, when our featured film will be “Parallel Mothers” (“Madres paralelas”) from Spain. This 2021 film marks the renewed collaboration between Oscar winners Pedro Almodóvar (“Talk to Her”) and Penélope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”). “Parallel Mothers,” nominated for two Academy Awards, movingly explores the relationship of two women whose lives become linked in unexpected ways after giving birth at the same Madrid maternity ward, as well as delves into Spain’s painful civil war and its legacy.

New for this month: You get to choose between watching the movie in person or via Zoom, as well as staying around for a brief group discussion. For the Zoom details, email, and whether at the Library or on the Zoom call, we look forward to seeing you!