Movie Monday- Foreign Letters

Join us in the Schmidt gallery at 6pm for a different movie each month. Pick up one of our movie cards and each punch will get you closer to a chance to win a Sony Reader. This month’s selection is Foreign Letters.

Foreign Letters (2012) Poster
photo courtesy of: imdb.com

Synopsis

A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier’s personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the healing power of friendship.

Can’t make it tonight? Join us next month for Movie Mondays.  We will be watching the documentary Becoming Santa.

 

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