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Library club to discuss British films

Dec 31, 2020
Courtesy of: Greenwich Entertainment Bill Nighy in "The Bookshop."

Camden — On Friday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m., the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss two charming films about British book lovers. The selections are "The Bookshop" (2017, 115 min., PG) and "This Beautiful Fantastic" (2016, 100 mins, PG). Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request details for how to view the films and to receive a Zoom link to participate. You should plan on viewing the film before the club meeting.

"The Bookshop" is an adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1978 book by the same name. Set in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England in 1959, it is the story of Florence Green (played by Emily Mortimer) who decides, despite polite but ruthless opposition, to open a bookshop. She is supported, however, by the affection of a reclusive widower, played by Bill Nighy.

"This Beautiful Fantastic" stars the enchanting Jessica Brown Findlay (of Downton Abbey fame) as a young woman with habits that suggest an obsessive-compulsive disorder. She longs to be a children’s book author but finds her attempts to work repeatedly interrupted by a quirky cast of characters and the responsibility of tending an unruly backyard. This feel-good film sparkles with a cast beloved on both sides of the “pond,” including Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott.

The Friday Film Club meets monthly on third Fridays and is open to anyone who enjoys critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. For more details, visit librarycamden.org.

 

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