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AHA Movie Group

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/13/2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


This program has rich discussions on the movies selected each month by facilitator Barbara Brennan. If you enjoy movies, we encourage you to be a part of the group. Check out the movies below for September. Join the group and be a part of the fun!

Tell No One (French: Ne le dis à personne) (2006) – Awards

Available on Amazon Prime

Tell No One is a 2006 French thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet and based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Harlan Coben.

Plot

Dr. Alexandre Beck has been slowly putting his life back together since his wife, Margot, was apparently murdered by a serial killer using wild attack animals eight years before. However, Alex finds himself implicated in a double homicide – even though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, he receives an email that appears to be from Margot, which includes a link to surveillance footage that shows his wife looking alive and well; the message warns Alex that they are both being watched. As Alex struggles to stay one step ahead of the law, henchmen intimidate his acquaintances into telling them whatever they might know about him, eventually killing a friend named Charlotte. In the meantime, Alex’s lesbian sister Anne persuades her well-off partner Hélène to hire a respected attorney, Élisabeth Feldman, to handle his case.

 

Matewan (/ˈmeɪtwɒn/) (1987) – Awards

Available on YouTube

Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper (in his film debut), James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, and Will Oldham.

Plot

Joe Kenehan is an ex-Wobbly organizer for the United Mine Workers. He arrives in Matewan, West Virginia in 1920 to organize miners against the Stone Mountain Coal Company. His introduction to the town is his witnessing of a mob of miners angry at wage cuts beating up black miners who intended to cross the picket line. He takes up residence at a boarding house run by a coal miner’s widow, Elma Radnor, and her 15-year-old son, Danny, who is also a miner and a budding Baptist preacher. The miners are reluctant to bring the imported workers, both black and Italian into their union, a cause not helped by C. E. Lively, a spy for the company within the union, who tries to goad the miners into violence and secretly informs the Baldwin–Felts Detective Agency of the “red” Kenehan’s presence.

This is a Zoom event and registration is required. You can register on AHA Hub or to the AHA office: 703.231.0824 or AHA@AtHomeInAlexandria.org.