RWV Kanopy Movie Discussion
Join Third Thursday's RWV Movie Group discussion via Zoom at 10 AM
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89016059225?pwd=bmhESjN0N3NhRUE3MXJWSWpVQ0Nrdz09
Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 890 1605 9225
Attend by phone: 1-669-900-6833
Movie this Month: Hope Gap (2020)
The story of a couple who have just about everything a middle-class retired couple could want – security, a lovely house on the English south coast, their health – apart from a happy marriage.
Low-key and emotionally blunted history teacher Edward (Bill Nighy, giving one of his best performances in years) has fallen out of love with his perpetually critical, intellectually rigorous wife Grace (Annette Bening), who has been compiling an anthology of poetry for years. When their adult son Jamie (Josh O’Connor, exceedingly good at projecting shy vulnerability beneath a superficially cheery demeanor) comes for a visit, Edward calmly reveals his plans to end the marriage and move out whilst they have tea and toast at the kitchen table, forcing Jamie to act as a reluctant mediator between his muddled, distant father and raging, wounded mother.
Through stages of shock, disbelief and anger - and with support from her son - Grace ultimately regains her footing while learning it's never too late to be happy.
"Hope Gap" official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Vm7cpQX80
To sign up for Kanopy: Kanopy is free with your Multnomah or Washington County library card. On the Multnomah County Library website, go to the blue toolbar and click on E-Books and More. From the dropdown menu, select E-Books and More. Kanopy is the first listing under Streaming Media. Click on Kanopy and follow instructions. [https://multcolib.kanopy.com/] For Washington County, go to the toolbar at the top and choose Digital Library. Then select Kanopy and follow the directions [https://wccls.kanopy.com/].