'Moonrise Kingdom' among November movies
The Jefferson County Library Film Center has some exotic movies slated for November.
All films are free and refreshments are available. They are shown at the Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., "Moonrise Kingdom" (PG 13). Two New England 12-year-olds fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.
As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., "King of Masks" (NR). In this foreign film, at the end of his life, The King of Masks (Chu Yuk), a master of an ancient and revered form of mask making, seeks to pass on his craft.
However, tradition dictates that he can only teach the form to a male heir. Desperate to preserve his art, and in some sense himself, the heirless old man purchases a destitute child on the black market.
When the boy reveals an unexpected secret, the King of Masks is torn between filial affection and ancient customs.
Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., "The Last Emperor" (PG 13). This movie about Puyi, the last emperor of China, won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Puyi's life is depicted from his ascent to the throne as a small boy to his imprisonment and political rehabilitation by the Chinese Communist authorities.