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Sunday Movie - "Brooklyn" (2015) - 1pm at the Hex Room Coffee Lounge in the BCP Center

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Sunday movies are back on track - we have pushed out the schedule one week.   As many of you know, the La Villa Coffee Lounge is no more, but BCP is working on finding new proprietors for the facility and its restaurant.  In the meantime, volunteers are helping by providing the basics and keeping the facility and restaurant open

The movie starts at 1pm.  Early birds get the comfy sofas, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or folding/camp chairs for more comfort.  There is no admission charge, but we ask for voluntary donations to support the program and help pay for the video system.  



Upcoming movies - details about each film will be sent out during the week before the screening.  

March 5:  Brooklyn (2015) (Rated PG-13) 

March 12: Manchester by the Sea (2016 - U.S.)

March 19:  Tracks (2013 - Australia) 

March 26:  Buena Vista Social Club (1999) 


The film tells the of the internal struggles of a young Irish woman who moved to the U.S. in 1951 to start a new life in a place with more opportunity.  As the story progresses, the lead character has to decide whether to stay in her adopted place or return to stay in Ireland for family reasons.    

Description:  (From the Roger Ebert Website - LINK):  "Brooklyn" is the story of "Eilis Lacey, a young woman from a working family circa 1950. She’s bright, open and industrious, and there’s not much meaningful opportunity for her in her small Irish town. An Irish priest visiting from the United States sponsors Eilis for a job in the book’s title borough, and Tóibín beautifully tells of her uncomfortable crossing, her loneliness and alienation in her new world, how she finds her own way and finds romance, and what happens after she’s called back to her old home—away from the place where she’s been working so hard to make good." 

"The director and screenwriter have been gifted with an extraordinary lead actor. In the role of Eilis, Saoirse Ronan is as alert, intelligent, and emotionally alive as the character herself. Ronan, herself a native of Ireland, has, in this movie, put on a very, if you’ll excuse the expression, Irish-girl face: open, clear-eyed, with a not-hard jawline that’s nonetheless set with a certain kind of determination. It’s the furthest thing from forbidding, but it also sends a clear message: she’ll brook no nonsense."  

"Eilis is called back to her home to cope with a family tragedy. As much as she’s come to love her new life, the forces of homesickness and guilt, as well as the attentions of the kind, handsome local fellow Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson, ...cause no small confusion for Eilis. Her inner conflict is played out with terrific sensitivity and understatement, but the director and the actors deliver the final click of the plot’s tumblers with no small emotional force. It’s a quietly devastating moment that, like much else in the movie, has a resonance that extends far beyond its immediate circumstances." 

"The persistent feeling that this movie so beautifully creates is that even when the world is bestowing blessings upon us, it’s still at the bottom a sad place, and the key to an emotionally healthy existence involves some rooted acceptance of that. The movie ends with Eilis having made some substantial steps to that accepting place, and also determined to move purposefully forward."   

David Van Harn 
Boquete Film Club Curator

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