Senior’s Film Discussion Club: Roma

GAG” Film Debating Club at the Białystok Cultural Centre and the University of the Third Age in Białystok have the pleasure of inviting you to another meeting within the Senior’s Film Discussion Club:

The Butler

February 20th, 2019, 10:00
Forum Cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 14 PLN (regular ticket), 12 PLN (discount ticket), 10 PLN (FDC member ticket) – available at the Forum Cinema’s box office and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl

We will provide a small treat before the movie. Dominik Sołowiej will deliver a lecture before the movie and will moderate the discussion afterwards.

Signing up to the Senior FDC: Maria Waśkiewicz (University of the Third Age in Białystok), e-mail: maja67511@wp.pl or tel: +48 695 328 613

Roma
The most personal project to date from director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, ROMA follows a young domestic worker Cleo from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela, also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia, copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators. Filmed in luminous black and white, ROMA is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.

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