Film festival begins at Springfield Free Public Library

The Summer International Film Festival begins at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, July 6.

The library will screen A Man Called Ove (2015) at 1:00 and 6:45 p.m. This film was nominated for two Academy Awards. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Directed by Hannes Holm. Starring Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars and Filip Berg. In Swedish with English subtitles. 116 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Upcoming foreign films include Our Little Sister (2015, rated PG, 127 minutes) which will be screened on Thursday, July 13thth at 1:00 and 6:45 p.m., and Lion (2016, rated PG-13, 118 minutes) on Thursday, July 20th at 1:00 and 6:45 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. The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.

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