Monday, April 28, 2014

Independent Film Series, May 15

This month’s Independent Film Movement selection is IN THE NAME OF. Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

Directed by Małgośka Szumowska

Canada / 2012 / Polish with English subtitles / 102 min

This event is free to the public and all are welcome.

*This will be the last film of the season. We will be taking a break to make room for the library’s Summer Reading Program activities. The Independent Film Series will resume in August, 2014. *