Freedom Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 1/26/2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Title: Winter Film Series: LION (US, 2016)
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176
Location: Freedom Public Library
The library's Winter Film Series selection today is "Lion". This free series consists of six films shown on Sundays at 4:00 during the months of January, February and March. Popcorn is served. Stay afterward if you can for a free soup and bread supper and a chance to discuss the film. There is a signup sheet at the library for volunteers to bring soup, bread and dessert.

No one who sees this movie will leave without having shed a tear during one or more segments of the film.  Will it be in the beginning when the 5- year old Saroo falls asleep at the train station where he has been separated from his brother as they collected coal to trade for milk? When he boards a train bound for we know-not-where and survives by using his 5 year old street smarts? When, as a successful young adult, he confesses to his devoted adoptive Australian mother (Nicole Kidman) his reasons for keeping secret his research into his origins, and she explains her reasons for wanting to adopt him? There is not a time during this amazing film when you will not be moved by the story and by the players.  The amazing Sunny Pawar, who has no lines as the lost waif, almost steals the movie, but Dev Patel as the grown Saroo, and Kidman as his adoptive mother, break your heart with their performances. The magnificent score and photography help create a sense of the vastness of the country and the teeming mass of humanity in which one small life was saved.            603-539-5176