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One Winchester, Many Traditions

Funded by the John and Mary Murphy Foundation, One Winchester, Many Traditions is a project to welcome the town’s residents from other countries and to celebrate the varied cultural heritages of all of Winchester’s residents. In addition to maintaining a subscription to World Journal, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the United States, we host an annual International Film Series from November through April.

2018-2019 schedule

Films are shown in the Winchester Public Library’s Meeting Room. All film screenings are free. 

NOVEMBER 5: BLIND MOUNTAIN
6:30 PM

NR; 95 min.; Crime/Drama
County: China
Language: Mandarin

'A young woman accepts a job in a remote village in modern day China only to learn that the job was a ruse and she has been sold as a bride.'
Contains violent scenes. 

DECEMBER 3: LOVING VINCENT
6:30 PM

PG-13; 94 min.; Biography
County: Poland
Language: English

'Depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.'  

JANUARY 7: FACES PLACES
6:30 PM

PG; 94 min.; Documntary
County: France
Language: French

'Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France creating murals of communities they visit and form an unlikely friendship.'

FEBRUARY 4: TANNA
6:30 PM

NR; 104 min; Drama/Romance
County: Australia, Vanuatu
Language: Nauvhal

'Set on a remote Pacific island, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.'

MARCH 4: BLINDSIGHT
6:30 PM

PG; 104 min.; Documentary
County: UK
Language: Tibetan/German/English

'Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.'

APRIL 1: THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOW
6:30 PM

PG; 90 min.; Comedy
County: France
Language: French

'A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.'