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Onancock International Films

January 11

The Miracle Club (2023)

Ireland, English

Set in 1967, The Miracle Club is a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey) of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin. They have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. This is a story of forgiveness and understanding, two qualities that seem to be scarce these days. Any movie that encourages people to be kinder to one another gets our vote.

 

February 8

Radical (2023)

Mexico, Spanish

Based on a true story, we visit a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence. A frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to break through his students’ apathy and unlock their curiosity, their potential… and maybe even their genius. This is a rarity and a crowd-pleaser about an unorthodox 6th-grade school teacher and his students that actually earns its stand-up-and-cheer status. Like teaching, if it reaches just one struggling student or one burned-out teacher, the film argues, it could well change the world.

 

March 8

Other People’s Children (2022)

France, French

Insightfully written and directed, “Other People’s Children” has all the delicious scenes we’ve come to associate with European films of a certain vintage: long kisses on Metro steps, eye-catching skylines of Paris at night and an exceedingly attractive cast of players. Rachel is 40 years old, with no children. She loves her life: her high school students, her friends, her ex, her guitar lessons. When she falls in love with Ali, she becomes attached to Leila, his 4-year-old daughter. She tucks her into bed, cares for her, loves her like her own. But to love other people’s children is risky. This is a gentle, heartfelt relationship drama about – and for – intelligent adults.

 

April 11

Jules (2022)

Ireland, Irish

Jules follows Milton (Ben Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Before long, Milton develops a close relationship with the extra-terrestrial he calls “Jules.” Things become complicated when two neighbors (Harriet Sansom Harris and Jane Curtin) discover Jules and the government quickly closes in. What follows is a funny, wildly inventive ride as the three neighbors find meaning and connection later in life — thanks to this unlikely stranger.

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Date

Mar 07 2024

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Roseland Theater
48 Market Street, Onancock, Virginia, 23417
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