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Bedford Film Club

Are you a film buff?  Join us the first Sunday of the month at the Bedford Branch Library at 1:00 p.m. to view a selected film followed by a short discussion.  Registration is appreciated but not required. To register, call the branch or register online at: http://calendar.monroe.lib.mi.us

Please be aware the films deal with mature topics and are intended for adults.

October 2, 2011 - North by Northwest - Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint appear in this Hitchcock nail-biter in which enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive for an American spy.

November 13, 2011 - DATE CHANGE - Hurt Locker - This Oscar-winning picture chronicles Sergeant James as he takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team in Iraq. Amid violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, Sanborn and Eldridge, by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and James' true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever.

December 4, 2011 - Citizen Kane - Widely regarded as the best picture ever made, Orson Welles masterfully examines the life and death of media mogul Charles Foster Kane. 

January 8, 2011 - DATE CHANGE - Babies - This documentary follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie from San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.

February 5, 2011 - Millions - This amusing yet poignant British film is about a railway heist going wrong. The money falls, literally, from the sky into the hands of young Damian and Anthony. Faced with a moral dilemma, they find there's only one thing the two can do, try to help people by spending it like there's no tomorrow.

March 4, 2011
- The Cove - This explosive documentary documents the killing of dolphins in Japan. In a sleepy lagoon off the coast is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. Their work is so horrifying, a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate the cover, the shocking discoveries they find are just the tip of the iceberg.

April 1, 2011 - Never Let Me Go - Based on this Kazuo Ishiguro book of the same name, this chilling film is about Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, best friends growing up at a secretive English boarding school. When they learn the shocking truth, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love.

May 6, 2011 - Departures - After the orchestra he plays with breaks up, Daigo, a cellist, returns to his hometown and gets a job preparing the dead for their final resting place. Although his wife and family are disgusted by his new position, Daigo finds that by taking care of the dead, he is learning how to finally live.

 

 

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