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Friday Film Club Discussion Group: British Films

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

This will be the library’s fourth meeting of the new monthly online discussion group, “The Friday Film Club.” The group is for anyone who enjoys critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. Discussions will be led by the Library’s Program Coordinator, Julia Pierce. 

In January, the Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss two charming films about British booklovers. The selections are The Bookshop (2017, 115 mins, PG) and This Beautiful Fantastic (2016, 100 mins, PG).

Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to receive a Zoom link to participate. You should plan on viewing the film before the club meeting.

The Bookshop is an adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s 1978 book by the same name. Set in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England in 1959, it is the story of Florence Green (played by Emily Mortimer) who decides, despite polite but ruthless opposition, to open a bookshop. She is supported, however, by the affection of a reclusive widower, played by Bill Nighy. Click to watch preview.


This Beautiful Fantastic stars the enchanting Jessica Brown Findlay (of Downton Abbey fame) as a young woman with habits that suggest an obsessive-compulsive disorder. She longs to be a children’s book author but finds her attempts to work repeatedly interrupted by a quirky cast of characters and the responsibility of tending an unruly backyard. This feel-good film sparkles with a cast beloved on both sides of the “pond,” including Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott. Click to watch preview.


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