Q. What’s missing when you see a particularly engrossing film?
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Dr. Eric Goldman is adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and a film critic for The Jewish Standard. He has co-hosted with Robert Osborne on TCM.
March 23: Central Station (Brazil, D: Walter Salles, 1998, 1h 53min)
The heartwarming story of a Rio de Janeiro teacher who supports herself by taking dictation for illiterate people. An encounter with a young boy, who has just lost his mother, will change the course of her life as she and the boy embark on a road trip in search of the boy’s father. With Fernanda Montenegro.
April 6: The Sea Inside (Spain, D: Alejandro Amenabar, 2004, 2h 5min)
Ramon is a ship’s mechanic and part-time poet who becomes disabled after a diving accident. In his mind, he is still the strong able-bodied twenty-something who once sailed the world. As he despairs, he contemplates the essence of life and the virtues of death. Stellar performance by Javier Bardem.
April 20: The White Ribbon (Germany, D: Michael Haneke, 2009, 2h 24min)
Set in Germany during the years before World War I, mystery surrounds a small rural village as troubling activities occur. It’s an authoritarian society that seems the norm for the time, but is anything but. We participate in unravelling a puzzle that never gets fully solved. With an outstanding performance by Burghart Klaussner.