Coronado Public Library, in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival, presents Film Forum Coronado, taking place the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Winn Room. Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards (time permitting), often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story.
The series launched in September and continues with a new lineup, starting Oct. 20.
Oct. 20 - “Salt of the Earth” (1954, 92 minutes) Banned at the time of its release and made by blacklisted filmmakers, this is a bold, revolutionary film of struggle and resistance. The saga of striking Mexican-American miners in New Mexico radically addresses issue of sexism, racism, and class exploitation.
Nov. 3 - “The Truman Show” (1998, 103 minutes) On the air. . . unaware. Peter Weir’s subversive, metaphysical media satire features Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman who lives every moment under the unblinking gaze of hidden cameras and finds himself the unwitting star of a popular TV show. With Laura Linney and Ed Harris.
Nov. 17 - “This Beautiful Fantastic” (2016. 92 minutes) Life blooms in enchanting ways. A tart, comic, magic-tinged fairytale of hearts opening and friendship blooming. A rigid young librarian (Jessica Brown Findlay) who dreams of writing children’s books meets her match and mentor in grumpy neighbor Tom Wilkinson.