Cinema Night at Woman's National Democratic Club

  • 10 Mar 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • Woman's National Democratic Club 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Cinema Night at Woman's National Democratic Club

Friday, March 10
6:00 PM—Bar opens with light dinner

7:00 PM —Film starts

Woman's National Democratic Club

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

Meet Ove. He's old (really just 59) and wants to kill himself after his beloved wife dies. The neighborhood curmudgeon, Ove is cranky and cantankerous, reminiscent of the Clint Eastwood character in "Gran Turino." Based on the best-selling novel (same title) of 2012 by Fredrik Backman, and written and directed by Hannes Holm, the film channels a man who rages at his neighbors and wishes for "the dying of the light." He fashions a noose, but something intervenes. And something always intervenes, every time he plans a new suicide attempt. One day an Iranian family moves across the street and invites his wrath by accidentally knocking over his mailbox with their car. Eventually, friendship unexpectedly develops! The film also explores Ove's most important milestones of his youth, but the key focus is on Ove in the present, played with grumpy charm by Rolf Lassgard. Is it hokey? Maybe. Does it affirm life? Yes, it does — mixing cranky hilarity with sly poignancy.

PRICE: $25 Members, $30 Non-members (Light Dinner included), $10 movie only. Cash bar.

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