It’s the look of love for February Friday Night Flix

Jan 31, 2020
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in “The Wife” (2017, UK/Sweden/USA).

Belfast — In February, the month of valentines and love, Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix film series will look at love from differing viewpoints: marriage, friendship, love of the land, and love between parents and children. All the movies are free and take place at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the library, located at 106 High St.

On Feb. 7, the film will be “The Wife” (2017, UK/Sweden/USA), a portrait of loyalty to a long-term marriage, but as it progresses, we see the strain that loyalty has created. Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce are at the center of the story. 

Rated R, the film runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Some family units are more eccentric than others, and Richard Linklater is a master at creating such characters. In Feb. 14's “Where'd You Go, Bernadette” (2019, USA), Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup portray partners in one such family. Based on and adapted from a book of the same name. Rated PG-13, the film runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

In “Summer Hours” (2008, France) on Feb. 21, Olivier Assayas has written and directed Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling and others in a story of love, loss and memory as they close up their childhood home after the death of their beloved mother. In French, with subtitles. This unrated film runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

On Feb. 28, “Three Burials (of Melquiades Estrada)” (2005, France/Mexico/USA) gives viewers the kind of story that John Huston or Sam Peckinpah might have made. Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in a tale of love and loyalty between friends living in the land they love on the US/Mexican border. Rated R, the film runs 2 hours, 1 minute.

For more information, call 338-3884.

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