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Thanksgiving Films – Rusty Monday
November 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday, November 21, 2016 – 6:00pm
6pm – Pieces of April (2003)
Directed & written by Peter Hedges, April (Katie Holms) a wayward daughter invites her dying mother (Patricia Clarkson) and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Winner of 15 Awards and 21 nominations.
8pm – Barbette’s Feast (1987)
A Danish drama film directed by Gabriel Axel and funded by the Danish Film Institute is at once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne. It was the first Danish film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language – Criterion Collection
Doors 5:30pm . Films start at 6pm
Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.
Watch the Pieces of April trailer:
Watch the Babette’s Feast trailer: