November 17, 2023
Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Becoming Astrid" *For Adults
Friday, November 17, 2023
Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “Becoming Astrid" a biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
The way it works:
PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Becoming Astrid" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!
You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).
Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her child.
Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Running Time: 123 mins
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Features: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm
Language: Swedish, Danish
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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