Adult Learning Council Film Discussion Group
Snow Falling on Cedars
Friday, June 8
Pizza at 6 pm, film begins at 6:30 pm
Wicker Room, South Campus
($5 suggested donation for pizza)
You are also welcome to bring a meal of your choosing.
Set in a fictional town in the American Pacific Northwest circa 1950, Snow Falling on Cedars features beautiful winter cinematography. The story centers on a murder case where a Japanese-American man is accused of killing a white fisherman. Covering the case is local newspaper editor Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke) who, as a WWII veteran, wrestles with demons of his own. Max von Sydow plays the defense attorney as the small town becomes increasingly agitated and divided over the case.
Underlying themes emerge as childhood memories clash with adult realities of prejudice and treatment of immigrants–both Japanese and German–right after the war. Other issues include family feuds, land grabbing, lost loves, and–finally–forgiveness weave in and out as the murder is resolved.
Snow Falling on Cedars is an emotional and visual feast.
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 7 to Jennie Nickel at (614) 525-9930 or email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Call Adult Learning Office at (614) 488-0681 ext. 247
or email Christy Caine at CCaine@FCchurch.com