Freedom Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 3/12/2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Title: Winter Film Series - Captain Fantastic
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176
Location: Freedom Public Library
Description: The Winter Film Series consists of six films shown in January, February and March on Sundays at 4:00 pm. Popcorn is served! Stay afterward if you can for a free soup and bread supper and a chance to discuss the film.

Description of Captain Fantastic: Viggo Mortenson plays Ben Cash, raising a brood of six children in an extreme counterculture lifestyle, off the grid, in the forest, learning hand-to-hand combat, fending for themselves. He immerses them in classic literature and various philosophies, requiring them to form their own opinions after having memorized and regurgitated the facts and to discuss issues around nightly campfires. Sounds like this unconventional upbringing might be just a slightly extreme but positive alternative to the consumerist society of fast food outlets and shopping malls of America today. But when their mother dies in the hospital where she has been treated for bi-polar disease, the family is confronted at her funeral by their grandfather, whose multi-millionaire life style in the mainstream and pragmatic philosophies could hardly be more different. The viewer will have to decide in the end if Ben is a principled father figure raising strong and high-achieving children or rather, a rigid, reckless fool who may be open to charges of child abuse.            603-539-5176