Free Movie: "Life is Beautiful"



Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm


Watauga County Public Library
140 Queen St.
Boone, NC 28607


Location: Watauga County Public Library, Meeting Room

High Country Lifelong Learners Monthly Monday Movie: "Life is Beautiful" (1 h 56m)

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of
the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and
imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Won 3 Oscars Roberto Benigni was so excited to receive his
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film that he stood up in his
chair and leaped across several more chairs to get to the stage.
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a
fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby
city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the
occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family
together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish
Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and
that the grand prize for winning is a tank.
Roberto Benigni says the title comes from a quote by Leon Trotsky. In
exile in Mexico, knowing he was about to be killed by Joseph Stalin's
assassins, he saw his wife in the garden and wrote that, in spite of
everything, "life is beautiful".


Phone: (828) 264-8784 x2
  • Closest Town or City:
    • Boone
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Films/Movies,
    • Meetings,
    • Rec/Leisure
  • Additional Info:
    • Free

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