After Hours Film Society to show 'Woman at War' June 10
The After Hours Film Society will show the 2018 drama "Woman at War" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove. Tickets are $10 or $6 for film society members.
The film, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, is in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Icelandic with English subtitles. It stars Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is an Icelandic actor, musician and theatre director who has a successful career on the stage as well as in TV and film.
Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. Complimentary refreshments and group discussion will follow the film.
On Monday, June 17, see the documentary "Ask Dr. Ruth" at 7:30 p.m.
The film, featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer, is directed by Ryan White.
Established in 1989, the After Hours Film Society screens foreign, classic and specialty films on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Tivoli Theatre. Each presentation is followed by a group discussion led by educators and film professionals.