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October 22, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "About Elly" *For Adults

Friday, October 22, 2021

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! We hope you will join us virtually, until we can meet in person again. We'll be discussing "About Elly" - an Iranian film from the Academy Award winning director of "A Separation" and "The Salesman" about a gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat.

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "About Elly" 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 with any questions.


With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad.

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"It is perhaps Farhadi's richest, most complex and ambitious." -Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Running Time
119 mins


Asghar Farhadi

Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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