Freedom Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 2/24/2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Title: Winter Film Series: Shoplifters
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 6035395176
Location: Freedom Public Library
Description: The Winter Film Series consists of six films shown in January, February and March on Sunday afternoons at 4:00. Following each movie, we offer a simple soup and bread supper, also free, for anyone who would like to stay for a meal and a chance to talk about the film. The library has a signup sheet for volunteers to bring soup, bread and dessert.

Shoplifters: Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s best film writers and directors. His latest , Shoplifters, explores the idea of “family,” in this case a group of people who steal for a living--food, toiletries, whatever--but whose thievery is also a way of life. Chaotic, cramped, and cluttered quarters house the family of father, mother, 10-year-old boy wise beyond his years, adult daughter working in a sex club, and grandma. When the family returns home from a day at “work” they come across a shivering girl by herself outside her home. Before long the child, Juri, is part of the family learning the trade. As months pass, Juri’s disappearance hits the news, but by this time it’s too late to return her and life goes on, with little concern that she was, in fact, kidnapped. Pay close attention as the movie unfolds to reveal more about these people.  There are some surprises in store in this beautifully constructed drama.            603-539-5176