During the month of March, the Chula Vista Library continues to show award winning independent films on the second and fourth Sundays at the Civic Center Branch. Selections include “The Pope’s Toilet” and “Monster Thursday.” The movies start at 2 p.m. in the Civic Center branch auditorium at 365 F Street.
- Mar. 8 – The Pope’s Toilet.
It's 1988, and Melo, a Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all--he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use. His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone. Spanish with English subtitles. 97 minutes.
- Mar. 22 – Monster Thursday.
Even leads a directionless life. Tord, his best friend, is the opposite: a great surfer with a prestigious job and beautiful Karen as his bride. The last part is especially hard on Even, who is not-so-secretly in love with Karen. When Tord asks him to look after Karen while he is out of town, Even decides to clean up his act and master the waves to impress her. At first he's a prime candidate for drowning, but a local surfing legend becomes his mentor, and Even, Tord and Karen end up on a collision course with the monster wave. Norwegian with English subtitles. 103 min.
These films are unrated and recommended for ages 17 and over. 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.