MUSE film se­ries on through Novem­ber at Gal­axy Cin­e­mas

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - ALEXSANDRA THOMP­SON

The fall sea­son of MUSE In­ter­na­tional Fine Films is un­der­way.

The se­ries is a fundraiser for Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum and Ar­chives, which part­ners with the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val Cir­cuit Group on the pro­gram.

Screen­ings take place Mon­days at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Gal­axy Cin­e­mas, 320 Wa­ter St. Doors open 30 min­utes be­fore the films start. Here’s a look at what’s next in the lineup.

Oct. 21, “The Farewell”: A young wo­man and her fam­ily re­turn to China un­der the guise of a fake wed­ding to stealth­ily say good­bye to their beloved ma­tri­arch —the only one who doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Oct. 28, “Tel Aviv on Fire”: Salam, a 30-year-old Pales­tinian liv­ing in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on a pop­u­lar Pales­tinian soap opera “Tel Aviv on Fire,” pro­duced in Ramallah. Salam has to go through a dif­fi­cult Is­raeli check­point daily to reach the stu­dio. The check­point com­man­der’s wife is a big fan of the soap. Salam is pres­sured to change the end of the show and re­al­izes the com­man­der’s ideas could get him pro­moted to screen­writer. Salam’s ca­reer takes off un­til ev­ery­one in­volved dis­agrees about the end­ing. Stuck be­tween an army colonel and Arab sup­port, Salam solves his prob­lems with a fi­nal mas­ter stroke.

Nov. 4, “Pho­to­graph”: A strug­gling street pho­tog­ra­pher, pres­sured to marry by his grand­mother, con­vinces a shy stranger to pose as his fi­ancée. The pair de­vel­ops a con­nec­tion that trans­forms them in ways that they could not ex­pect.

Nov. 18, “Gor­don Light­foot: If You Could Read My Mind”: This Cana­dian doc­u­men­tary takes a look at the life and ac­com­plish­ments of a Cana­dian leg­end: singer song­writer Gor­don Light­foot — with ap­pear­ances by Randy Bach­man and Tom Cochrane. The biopic has been nom­i­nated in the best doc­u­men­tary cat­e­gory in the Hot Docs Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Doc­u­men­tary Fes­ti­val be­ing held next spring.

Lec­ture

The Peter­bor­ough His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety holds their monthly meet­ing, slated for Oct. 15 start­ing at 7:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 347 Burnham Street. All are wel­come.

Guest speak­ers are Bob Tay­lor-Vaisey and Kathryn Mathe­son who will present Tom Sy­mons: A Cana­dian Life, As Told By His Files.

The lec­ture ex­am­ines Sy­mons’ many con­tri­bu­tions to Cana­dian life, in­clud­ing be­ing the found­ing pres­i­dent of Trent Univer­sity. Learn more about the so­ci­ety and mem­ber­ship at www. pe­ter­bor­ough­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.ca/

PA­TRI­CIA PERIBANEZ/SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

A scene from the film ‘Tel Aviv on Fire,’ play­ing in Peter­bor­ough as part of the MUSE Film Se­ries.

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