IT’S MOVIE FESTIVAL NIGHT AT THE CRTA!
Where The Tracks End
Registration Closes Monday, November 13
Description of Activity: Join us for a zoom dinner/movie/discussion night on Tuesday November 14th at 6 PM. Registration is on our CRTA web site.
Our films are chosen for interesting themes that lend themselves to discussion by viewers. Most selected have been award winners at film festivals.
Film: Where The Tracks End
Young Ikal and his family live on a train traveling across the country. His father, Tomás, repairs and builds railroad tracks. This means the family never stays in the same place for too long. But at their last stop, Ikal meets Chico, a rebellious boy he admires; Valeria, an intelligent girl who will eventually teach him about one’s first love; Tuerto, another boy from the railway community; and Quetzal, a mutt who chooses Ikal as his new owner. The four friends study under Georgina, a relentless teacher who will do anything for her students with what little she has herself. Together, they will help Ikal feel like he belongs somewhere for the very first time.
But a new threat approaches: Hugo Valenzuela, an inspector from the Department of Education is coming. He has the exhausting (and thankless) job of closing down rural schools, allegedly for the greater good. This means a lot of children no longer have the chance to continue their schooling. As Hugo tours the state carrying the files of the schools he must close, one jumps out at him: Malinalli Tepenepatl Public School -the school where Ikal has learned about the value of friendship, the importance of growing up, and the impact and inspiration teachers can have in their students’ lives.
The film is dubbed in English from Spanish and with subtitles for clarity for the zoom showing. You can control the language if you watch it on your own.
TRAILER: Where the Tracks End
Future dates – Mark Your Calendars!!:
Tuesday Jan 16th – Nobody Knows I’m Here
Tuesday Apr 2nd – JAZZMAN’S BLUES
Tuesday May 7th – TBA
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A VIEWING OPTION!
As before, we will be using the Zoom platform for this event. Once you have registered through the Event Registration on the CRTA website or via email, Ron Jeffery will send you the link to the Zoom meeting room along with instructions.
If you do not receive the link by November 12th, please contact Ron directly.
Ron will briefly introduce the film and will lead the discussion following the film. We expect it will be a thoughtful and stimulating evening. Our Zoom portal will open at 6 PM.
Registration begins: Now
Registration closes: November 13th
OPTION ONE – ZOOM
Please note that the zoom room will open at 6 P.M. and the film will begin at 6:15 after the introduction and members have logged on. All will be muted during the film and unmuted for our discussion. Late arrivals may not be admitted avoiding disruption during the movie. The film will end at approximately 7:50 P.M. (1 hr 32 min)
Discussion will begin approximately 8:00 P.M.
OPTION TWO – NETFLIX
Where The Tracks End is a film available to watch on Netflix. If you have a subscription, you can watch an enhanced version on the platform on your own tv. You just have to search for the film on Netflix.
All other aspects will remain the same. Those who watch on Netflix will start at 6:15 and we will all get together to discuss the film shortly after it ends approximately
7:50 p.m. Movie length is 1 hour and 32 minutes.
No one is left out! And of course….you can have dinner or popcorn during the film without disturbing anyone!!
Cost: Member – No Charge, Non-member – No Charge
Event planner: Ron Jeffery