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Fairfield Region Film Club: "Capernaum"

  • 28 Apr 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Home of George Hagman, 1912 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT 06902

Fairfield County Film Club:

Psychoanalysis at the Movies

2019 Spring Meeting

Sunday, April 28, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



a film by Nadine Labaki

Nominated for 2019 Best Foreign Film


Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”), a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of giving him life. The film follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son, being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom. Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’s instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. A film about courage and resilience in the face of trauma.

The movie is available on ITunes and Amazon instant video and on DVD and Blue Ray. 

The Film Club is open to all CSPP members and you do not have to have attended earlier meetings to take part.

 Please view the film before the meeting.

RSVP to: Susanne Weil 


 Location: 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford. CT 06902

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