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Sunday Movie: 1:00pm March 18 at the BCP Theater - "Mudbound (USA - 2017)


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"The Clubhouse" in the BCP Hex Room has food and drink - including popcorn available for purchase.  These items may be taken into the theater, but please clean up after yourselves so we don't have to hire a janitor.     
There is no admission charge, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. 

March Films:
  • March 25 - Coco (USA - 2017)

This week's movie: 

Sunday, March 18 @ 1:00pm - Mudbound (USA - 2017)    2 hours, 14 minutes - Rated "R"

Ratings:  7.5 - IMDB,  96% - Rotten Tomatoes, 4/4 - Roger Ebert  

Mudbound received 4 Academy Award nominations, but did not win.  Overall, the film was nominated for 99 awards from various organizations [LINK] and won 29.

From RogerEbert.com: 

“Mudbound” is all about perception. How it can foster empathy and engender contempt, sometimes in the same person. How it can cause one man to look at his land with life-affirming pride and another man to see that same plot as the kiss of death. How an act of wartime courage involving a red-tailed plane and a dark-skinned pilot can forever alter one’s opinion of a different race. And how a society can impose unfair, harmful and absurd restrictions on an entire group simply because those people are seen as inferior by the powers that be. The film invites us to observe its characters, to hear their inner voices, to see what they see and to challenge our own preconceived notions about race and gender.

This is a period piece that evokes the grand family epics of old Hollywood, most specifically George Stevens’ 1956 film “Giant.” Like George Stevens’ Oscar winner, “Mudbound” is based on a novel and concerns itself with two families living uneasily on the same land. Director Dee Rees masterfully executes her character study, filling the frame with visuals as big and powerful as the emotions she draws from her superb cast. This is melodrama of the highest order, which is a compliment, for melodrama is not a bad thing. It is part of some of the greatest works of art, and in the right hands, it can elicit an ennui-shattering response from the audience.

We will follow two families, the Jacksons, who are Black, and the McAllans, who are White.

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David van Harn

Curator, Boquete Film Club



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