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Larry Crowne, Bride Flight, at the Avalon

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  • Sarah Pokempner
    In town for the holidays? Check out Larry Crowne at the Avalon directedby Tom Hanks and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Until he wasdownsized,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2011

      In town for the holidays? Check out "Larry Crowne" at the Avalon directed by Tom Hanks and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts trying to find a better future for themselves. Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

      Back by popular demand is the Dutch film, "Bride Flight". Inspired by real-life events, three strangers Ada, Esther and Marjorie leave post-war Holland to look forward to a better life in New Zealand with their fianc├ęs who are already settled in Christchurch. On the immigration flight - the "Bride Flight" - the three women form a bond of friendship along with another passenger, Frank, an attractive Dutchman who plans to set up a winery. Upon their arrival, they part ways to start their new lives yet their paths continue to cross with chance meetings resulting in adultery, betrayal and near tragedy to a reunion fifty years later.

      On Wednesday, July 6 the Panorama of Greek Cinema presents "Loafing and Camouflage: Sirens in the Aegean. This army satire follows a small group of Greek soldiers in the island of Kos, when they are assigned to spend a few days guarding a small rock island named Pita. After their arrival in Pita, they soon face a serious problem as a small Turkish ship arrives in the area. What do these intruders really want, and what are these beautiful girls doing with them?

      Cool off at the Avalon Cafe! Daily special (until 11am) - $.99 small coffee and $1.50 small iced or hot espresso drinks. And ice cream treats are always available.

      For show times, online ticket purchases, film trailers and to sign up for the Avalon's weekly E-Newsletter, visit http://www.theavalon.org

      Sarah Pokempner

      PS:  Disregard movie schedule in Friday's Washington Post.  They got it wrong for the entire city!

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