Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NCFC's Next Film - The Past

 Next Sunday, March 20, The North County Film Club will present The Past. This film was made in France and directed by Iranian, Asghar Farhadi.

Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his (soon-to-be) ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. The relationship between Marie and her older daughter, Lucie, is strained because Lucie disapproves of her mother's relationship with Samir. Things get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something horrible she has done.

Bi Polar Disorder

After seeing Infinitely Polar Bear I thought I'd include a little info about Bipolar Disorder. I was informed by one of our members not to refer to this disorder as manic depression and that the PC term is Bipolar Disorder. Duly noted. Thanks. This information was googled from the internet:

What is Bipolar Depression?

Bipolar depression refers to the "lows," or depressive phase, of bipolar disorder.

Understanding the Larger Condition, Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder—the larger condition that includes bipolar depression—is a lifelong, or chronic, illness. It’s a condition that affects the brain in a way that can cause extreme mood swings that vary in length. People with bipolar disorder can go from mania (the “highs”)—feeling euphoric or revved up and irritable—to depression (the “lows”)—feeling down or hopeless. These highs and lows are called “episodes.”
  • Affects about 12.3 million people in the United States and as many as 60 million people worldwide
  • Half of all patients begin seeing symptoms between the ages of 15 and 25, but it can begin at any age
  • There is no cure, but for many people the symptoms can be controlled with treatment
  • Bipolar disorder is sometimes referred to as manic depression
  • Some people may experience mood swings that are less extreme than a full manic episode, known as hypomania
Morphing Johnny Depp

Thought you'd enjoy the following (unless you've already seen this on Facebook or elsewhere) see  you if you can find the error:


See you on Sunday, March 20, 3:00 pm.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Infinitely Polar Bear to show March 6

Next Sunday, March 6, we'll be seeing the film Infinitely Polar Bear starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.  This film from 2014 is about a manic-depressive man trying to raise his two young daughters in the hopes of reuniting with his wife. The two children don't make his task easy.


John Anderson's Lecture is SRO at the Oceanside Library

Last week John Anderson gave a very interesting lecture at the Oceanside Library. He compared some of the history of the Los Angeles Police Department under Chief Parker with the book L.A. Confidential. After the talk about the police department, John discussed the book further with the library's book club. There was standing room only for this outstanding event. Wish you all could have been there.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

The San Diego Latino Film Festival is coming up really soon - it starts March 10th. See the schedule on their website: san diego latino film festival.