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September 21, 2018

Halloween Screening of ‘The Orphanage’ by Oswego Film Group


The Oswego Film Group presents its Halloween offering, a free screening of The Orphanage, on October 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.

Belen Rueda stars in The Orphanage; the eerie 2007 Spanish film screens Wednesday, October 31 at 6:30 PM in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. A discussion follows this free screening. Photo credit: Picturehouse

Belen Rueda stars in The Orphanage; the eerie 2007 Spanish film screens Wednesday, October 31 at 6:30 PM in the Oswego Public Library’s Community Room. A discussion follows this free screening. (Photo credit: Picturehouse)

The film tells the story of Laura (Belen Rueda); returning with her husband Carlos and young, son, Simon to the orphanage, long empty, where she was raised, Laura dreams of restoring what was her childhood home to be a haven for disabled children.

But soon the “new home and mysterious surroundings awaken Simon’s imagination and the boy starts to spin a web of fantastic tales and not-so-innocent games. As the opening day draws near, tension builds within the family. Carlos remains skeptical, believing that Simon is making everything up in a desperate bid for attention.

But Laura slowly becomes convinced that something long-hidden and terrible is lurking in the old house, something waiting to emerge and inflict appalling damage on her family.” (Picturehouse)

The 2007 film, written by Sergio G. Sanchez, is the first feature film by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona. The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. The Orphanage is rated R and runs 105 minutes.

The event is open to the public. Following the screening, all are invited to stay and join in a discussion of the film. For more information, please visit the Oswego Film Group’s blog: oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com, its Facebook page, or e-mail the group at [email protected]

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