Archive for December, 2014

LIFE of PI — December 26 at Otis Library

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

6:00 pmLife of PI

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels’ teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.

IDA — Saturday, December 13

Monday, December 1st, 2014

7:30pm IDA

Rated PG 13

Donald L. Oat Theater

Norwich Arts Center

60 Broadway

Norwich, CT 06360

Suggested Donation: $7.00

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. She learns from her only relative that she is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey to discover their family story and where they belong.

Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza star in the film, which won the international critics’ FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto and Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival last year.

Ida is Polish-born Pawlikowski’s first film set in his homeland following his breakthrough films The Last Resort and BAFTA-winning My Summer Of Love. Ida opens May 2 in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal.

“One of the finest European films in recent memory. It haunted me. I can’t wait to see it again. […] “Ida” is as compact and precise as a novella, a sequence of short, emphatic scenes that reveal the essence of the characters without simplifying them.”    A. O. Scott, New York Times

Trailer here.