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Kanopy Movie Club: The 100-Year Old Man
August 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Kanopy Movie Club screens quality films from LDL’s new streaming movie platform, Kanopy. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward.
August’s film is The 100-Year-Old Man. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.
Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Chicago International Film Festival and Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Anyone who cannot attend the movie club can stream Kanopy movies any time with their library card and PIN. Visit www.loutitlibrary.org for more information.