Saturday Lunchtime Movies

Members and friends are invited to take a break during Saturday activities to watch films that are entertaining and informative. Movies are shown in the mezzanine on the last Saturday of month and start at 11:15 am.

As always, you are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to munch on during the movie. If you like to bring a treat to share – that is fun as well – but certainly not expected.


 

UPCOMING SATURDAY LUNCH TIME MOVIE

For our next Saturday Lunch Time movie on April 29, 2017 at 11:00 we have chosen “Battle of Sevastopol”, a movie from World War 2 that promises to be very engaging and relevant for present day Ukraine.

You are welcome to bring a snack to share for lunch. The first to arrive get the comfy couches! The movie is 2 hours long. Languages: Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.

For further information contact Theresa@ books@ivanfranko.ca

Movie Description – Battle for Sevastopol

Battle of SevastopolOn 22 June 1941 the German war Axis launches ‘Operation Barbarossa’, with four million troops invading the Soviet Union. By the late autumn Sevastopol, a strategic port in the Crimea on the Black Sea, was still standing defiant. A young Ukrainian recruit, exhibiting impressive skill and prowess with a rifle, proves her immense value to the Red Army as a crack-sniper, notching up 309 lulls as testament to her marksmanship, making her the number 1 female sniper of WWII, beating the tallies of many of her male compatriots. ‘Battle for Sevastopol’ is the thrilling true story of individual courage and prowess during a prolonged and tempestuous siege against a mighty oppressor less than two years into the Second World War.


 

Highlights from 2017

Our most recent Saturday Lunch Time movie was  “War and Peace” based on the book by Leo Tolstoy. This is a six hour mini series which we  divided into 3 consecutive Saturday sessions in February 2017. An epic showing and well attended!


Highlights from 2016

Some of the movies we have viewed in 2016 include Part 1 and 2 of the 2002 British version of Dr. Zhivago  starring Hans MathesonKeira Knightley and Sam Neill. The teleplay by Andrew Davies is based on the 1957 novel of the same title by Boris Pasternak. It will be interesting to compare this version of the book with the 1965 Omar Sharif and Julie Christie production.  On October 8th we watched “East/West” starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menchikov, Catherine Deneuve,  and Serguie  Bodrov Jr – a turbulent romance set against the political backdrop of post World War II Russia.