“Clandestine Childhood” Movie Screening

The Manchester Library will screen, “Clandestine Childhood” on Wednesday, August 21, at 12:00 noon, 3:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 pm. See this popular foreign film on a large screen without paying the admission fee of a movie theater!

In 1979, after years of exile, 12 year old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities, the threat of capture and even death is constant. Nevertheless, Juan quickly and easily integrates into his new environment where he makes friends at school and forms a gigantic crush on a girl under an assumed name. Juan accepts his situation and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and love behind without an explanation.

The dialogue is in Spanish with English subtitles and is 110 minutes long. It is part of the library’s monthly Foreign/Independent Film Series. Registration is not required. This program is open all ages although it is geared toward adults.

The Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. For more information call 732.657.7600 or go online to http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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