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.

For further information contact Theresa@ books@ivanfranko.ca


SOME PAST MOVIES FROM OUR SATURDAY MOVIES
Battle for Sevastopol

On 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.

 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!

Dr. Zhivago

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.

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.