Friday, November 6, 2015

Tangerines - Film Club Selection for 11/8

This Sunday's film, Tangerines, comes to us from Apkhazeti, Georgia. It's about the war in this region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crop of tangerines along with his friend Marcus. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in. This is a wonderful film with an anti-war theme.

This film was nominated for an Academy Award, 2014 for Best Foreign Film. It lost to Ida, the film we viewed in September.

Wild Tales Followup

A follow up to our last film, the Argentinian film, Wild Tales in which we saw 6 different vignettes mostly dealing with the unfair laws and the frustrations of living in Buenos Aires. You can imagine the frustration when you have to live with this unfair law in Argentina:

In Argentina, there is a law that states that Argentine nightclubs must play the same amount of tango music as all other forms of music combined!!

In Memoriam

Last week we lost a member of the North County Film Club and my very good friend, Jane Gorman. Jane was an avid film goer and was so happy to be a member of our club. Jane was a physical education teacher most of her adult life and was also an assistant principal. She loved to play golf, travel, read, watch films and most of all have fun. She leaves her husband Jeff and three sons, Jason, Justin and Jeremy and two grandchildren that she adored. I've known Jane since we were in the fourth grade in Pomona, California and we've remained friends all these years. She will be dearly missed.

Also leaving us last week, Maureen O'Hara. I think Jane would have liked sharing her memoriam with Maureen.


Hope to see you all Sunday, the 8th for Tangerines.


1 comment:

  1. The tribute to Maureen O'Hara is magical. Time and aging is such an awful process that takes so many wonderful people away from us. Maureen O'Hara was so lovely and lovable. Thank heavens for all the memories this Memoriam brought back to us.

    And thank you Jane Gorman for your wonderful like. We will miss you.