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Movie Discussion with Paul Doherty on Zoom

Monday, September 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Monday, September 12th at 10:00 am. Watch The Squid and the Whale anytime before September 12th at 10am on our free Hoopla streaming service or place a hold on a DVD. With excruciating honesty, The Squid and the Whale chronicles the experiences of two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn, as they navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents, both writers. The acclaimed third feature by Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming, Frances Ha) marked a critical development for the filmmaker as he turned toward an increasingly personal style a move that garnered him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. Shot in Super 16 mm and featuring a quartet of nuanced, understated performances from Jeff Daniels (Something Wild), Laura Linney (Mystic River), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), and Owen Kline, this comic and poignant drama, peppered with autobiographical elements, deftly captures the heartache and confusion of a fracturing family.

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To join Reference Librarian Paul Doherty for this live online discussion through Zoom, request an invite by clicking HERE