Film Movement Film Series will present Familia Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. This showing is free and open to the public.
Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor with a gambling addiction, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban neighborhood. Michele’s rebellious teenage daughter, Marguerite, and Janine’s shy and reserved daughter, Gabrielle, become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values. Familia explores the question of how value systems are passed on from mother to daughter and asks: Is it possible to avoid passing on to our children those traits that we despise in our parents?
The Film Movement Series is just one of the many ways the UT Libraries is broadening its film collection and developing programming centered on the expanding medium of film. Although a few of the films are American-made, most hail from Europe, Australia, Africa, South America and Canada. Most have received accolades akin to Academy Awards in their home countries.
The UT Libraries and the UT Cinema Studies program worked with Film Movement to bring these first-run films to the library at the same time they are released in theaters.