May 12, 2023
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" *For Adults
Friday, May 12, 2023
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" based on the true experience of one of the film's writers, telling the story of a group of men who search for a dead body on the Anatolian steppe.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In the dead of night, a group of men—among them, a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect—drive through the Anatolian countryside, the serpentine roads and rolling hills lit only by the headlights of their cars. They are searching for a corpse, the victim of a brutal murder. The suspect, who claims he was drunk, can't remember where he buried the body.
As night wears on, details about the murder emerge and the investigators' own hidden secrets come to light. In the Anatolian steppes, nothing is what it seems; and when the body is found, the real questions begin.
Winner of a Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best International Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Running Time: 157 mins
Filmmaker: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Features: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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