The lingering effects of war
January 10, 2014
The next film in the Humanities Film Series: Perspectives on War delves into the lingering effects of war with a screening of Chocolat.
The viewing will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 in the downstairs meeting room of the Jacksonville Public Library. Dr. Jeannie Zeck, associate professor of English at MacMurray College, will introduce and lead a discussion of the film. The viewing and discussion are free and open to the public.
Chocolat, a magical romance starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, is a charming fable amid the subtle background of post-war France. Set in a repressive and stunted community of a small French village, Chocolat has a mythic, fairytale quality as it ponders questions of deprivation, denial, pleasure, joy and love.
During the 2013-14 academic year, the film series Perspectives on War, co-sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Library and MacMurray College, presents viewings and discussion of films that delve into the human condition through the lens of the experience and effects of war. Next up is Paths of Glory, on Feb. 13, 2014, with the discussion led by Chris Ashmore, director of the Jacksonville Public Library.