BELFAST — In February, the month of valentines and love, the Belfast Free Library’s film series, Friday Night Flix, will look at love from differing viewpoints: marriage, friendship, love of the land, and love between parents and children.
Friday Night Flix are presented free of charge. All films are shown in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library, beginning at 7 p.m.
On February 7, The Wife (2107) is a portrait of loyalty to a long-term marriage, but as the film progresses, we see the strain that loyalty has created. Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce are at the center of the story.
Some “family units” are more eccentric than others, and Richard Linklater is a master at creating such characters. In February 14’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019) Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup portray partners in one such family. Based on, and adapted from, a book of the same name.
In Summer Hours (2008) on February 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.
On February 28, Three Burials (of Melquiades Estrada) (2005) gives 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.