Year-in-Review

Georgetown Library

Year-in-Review

December Film Series

Movie poster for "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead"
Movie poster for "Jean de Florette"Movie poster for "Manon of the Spring"
The December Film Series will show movies from 2013 film series that were scheduled but cancelled for various reasons. Year-in-Review features three films. Two of these selections are in French with English subtitles. All screening are free and begin at 6pm in the large lower-level meeting room.

Dec. 3 -- Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (1990)
PG, 118 minutes
Madcap adventure follows two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet as they traipse across the countryside to deliver a letter to the king.  The misfits confuse their identities, invent futuristic contraptions, and narrowly escape death. Starring Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss and Gary Oldman.

Dec. 10 -- Jean de Florette (1986)
PG, 122 minutes
This adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's novel takes place in Provence of the 1920s. A city man becomes the owner of farm that has a treasure -- a natural spring. However, two covetous neighbors have dastardly designs to steal the water and the land. What will happen when a mysterious death changes everything?

Dec. 17 -- Manon of the Spring (1986)
PG, 113 minutes
The sequel to Jean de Florette returns to the village where Manon, the deceased farmer’s daughter, is now a beautiful yet reclusive shepherdess.  Manon seeks revenge for her father’s untimely death, but drought and a love triangle complicate the story.