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Foreign Film Fridays Begin This Week

The Twin Pines Senior & Community Center will expand its movie program to include critically acclaimed foreign films.

Starting on June 8, 2012, and every second and fourth Friday of the month thereafter, the will screen a foreign film, complete with subtitles.

This new chapter in free movie programming available in Belmont begins with the Danish film, "In A Better World." The Academy Award winner, for Best Foreign Film in 2010, follows a doctor between his home in Denmark and his work at an African refugee camp. Between these two worlds he and his family navigate difficult choices and risky friendships.

"The existing movie programming keeps expanding, so we're thinking this base of movie lovers will really enjoy the foreign films," said Andrea De Lara, Recreation Coordinator for . "The organizer of the group, Ray Loya, and his appreciation for the foreign film genre drove some of the decision making around this new programming."

De Lara emphasized all films will be critically acclaimed. The next screening in the series is a Chinese production called "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." The story tells the parallel tales of two sets of friends - one from 19th century China and the other from present day Shanghai. The modern women must understand their ancestral ties in order to navigate their own friendship.

Foreign Film Fridays begin at 12:15pm on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. No reservations are needed and the movies are free.

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