Film Fest Cinema at Wilkinson Library

Film Fest Cinema at Wilkinson Library

220px-ItalianforBeginnersTelluride Film Festival Cinematheque at the Wilkinson Public Library. Free to all, Monday, January 6, 5:30 p.m. for pre-SHOW reception.

The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are pleased to present the 2013-14 Cinematheque lineup entitled “They Came to Telluride: Women Behind the Lens.”

This popular series explores influential women filmmakers from an international stage, all of whom have attended the Telluride Film Festival with their works. As always, admission is free and patrons will enjoy food, drink, and lively discussion as part of the SHOW.

The series continues in 2014 with “Italian for Beginners” (Lone Scherfig, Denmark, 2000, 112 minutes, Rated R).

One of the most profitable films in Scandinavian history, the format follows the strict Dogma 95 technique of handheld camera, natural lighting, and other methods that give the film a realistic feel and “allow(s) more intimate glimpses of its characters than a more polished approach would have permitted,” wrote the New York Times. Follows six lonely, 30-something singles looking for love on a trip to Venice.

“The film has been written and directed by Lone Scherfig, who has a real affection for her characters, and likes to watch them discovering if happiness can be found in the absence of crucial social skills,” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Lone Sherfig has received wide critical acclaim for many of her films including the Academy Award nominated “An Education,” (with Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard), which premiered at the 2009 Telluride Film Festival. A rising star in the directorial field, she is lauded for her experimental style and her keen attention to detail.

Watch this video for a preview of the SHOW.

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