Madison County Public Library News

Friday, September 22, 2006

Independent Films at ArtSpace in Berea

     Since we are in a temporary building in Berea, we aren’t able to show films this year at the library.  So we are now partnering with the Berea Arts Council, and will continue showing independent films at their building on Main Street in Berea, ArtSpace on the College Square.  It’s great to have the Berea Arts Council as our new partner in bringing new and interesting films to Madison County!
On Wednesday, October 11, at 6:30 pm, Madison County Public Library & Berea Arts Council will show Campfire, a story of one woman’s personal journey, but also a portrait of a movement that has forever affected millions of lives in the Middle East. The year is 1981. Rachel Gerlik, a 42 year-old widowed mother of two beautiful teenage daughters, wants to join the founding group of a new religious settlement in the West Bank. The problem is that the settlement’s acceptance committee won’t approve her unless she remarries and demonstrates that she and her daughters can meet the group’s religious and ideological standards. When Tami, her youngest daughter, is accused of seducing some boys from her youth movement, Rachel is forced to weigh her allegiances. Only Yossi, a 50 year-old bachelor and the new man in Rachel’s life, can show Rachel that living as an outcast is not as bad as it seems.  
Campfire is:
Winner of Five Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay;Winner of the  FIPRESCI Prize, 2004 Chicago International Film Festival;Winner of the Don Quixote Awards, 2004 Berlin Film Festival; andWinner of the Audience Award, 2005 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema!
This film is free and open to anyone age 17 and above.  No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or legal guardian. The film will be shown at ArtSpace on College Square, 116 Main Street, in Berea. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Abbie Harris at 986-7112.  The views and opinions expressed in this film do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Madison County Public Library or of the Berea Arts Council.


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