Award winning independent films are back for an encore at the Civic Center library branch on the second and fourth Sundays in February. Selections include “The Grocer’s Son,” a surprise French box-office hit, and “Day Break,” a film shot in Iran. The movies start at 2 p.m. in the Civic Center branch auditorium located at 365 F Street.
- Feb. 8 - The Grocer’s Son (Le Fils de l´épicier )
Thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had left behind. Accompanied by his friend Claire, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and the seemingly gruff villagers. The film is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. French with English subtitles, 96 min.
- Feb. 22 - Day Break
Based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran’s century-old prison, Day Break revolves around the postponed execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness. Farsi with English subtitles, 85 min.
All independent films are unrated and recommended for ages 17 and up. For more information, contact the library at (619) 691-5069 or go online at www.chulavistalibrary.com. All library programs are free and open to the public.