Feb. 3, 2016 Diplomacy. As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse.
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Feb. 10, 2016 Hector and Search for Happiness. A deceptively whimsical exploration of the meaning of happiness through the eyes of a British psychiatrist who dares to explore the time-honored question of what constitutes happiness. A provocative exploration it is.
Feb. 17, 2016 Love is Strange. After Ben and George, an older gay couple, get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately, while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing—a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. Sachs’s compassionate and unflinching interest in the lives of his characters is expansive rather than exclusive, and this tale of romance, friendship and real estate is a magnificent and universal love story.
Tickets are available at the International Friendship Club Monday-Friday from 9 am to 1:30 pm. IFC is located above the HSBC bank just north of the Rio Cuale in el Centro, Puerto Vallarta, where the streets Insurgentes, Libertad, and Miramar all come together at the curve. Come up the stairs, and the Clubhouse will be on your right side.
Tickets are available for a donation of 60 pesos in advance and 70 pesos at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Refreshments will be available. Looking forward to seeing you this year!