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Film Screening | My Life as a Dog

  • The House on the Hill | The Salon 1543 Burden Lake Road Averill Park, NY, 12018 United States (map)

In 1959 Sweden, young Ingmar lives with his dying mother and his older brother. He survives all of life's knocks by comparing himself to those who are worse off--such as Laika, the little Russian space dog who was rocketed to his death and had nothing to say in the matter. Ingmar begins to identify with Laika more and more as his mother's health deteriorates. When his mother is advised to get some peace and quiet away from her children, Ingemar is sent to live with his uncle and aunt. While there, he meets various strange characters, giving him experiences that will affect him for the rest of his life. 

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Runtime: 101 min

This film series is being crafted as we go along. Each screening is imagined to be an island and conversations around the films are how we navigate from one island to the next. After the film, discussions migrate to the kitchen for food and drinks as we share our experiences of the film.

Suggested donation $3

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Earlier Event: May 5
Night Drawing - Lines and Cuts
Later Event: May 7
Work Weekend