SPRINGFIELD–The Fall International Film Festival begins at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 10. The library will screen A Separation (2011) at 1 and 6:30 p.m. A married couple are faced with a difficult decision—to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. In Farsi with English subtitles. 123 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Upcoming foreign films include The Sapphires (2012, rated PG-13, 103 minutes, in English) which will be screened on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1 and 7 p.m., and The Matchmaker (2010, not rated, 112 minutes, in Hebrew with English subtitles) on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1 and 7 p.m.
Funding for the film program has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.
Admission is free and refreshments are served. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue. For more information, call 973-376-4930 or visit www.sfplnj.org.
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