On the Third Thursday of each month a foreign / independent film is shown at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room of the Berkeley Heights Public Library.
On Thursday, January 18th join us for the film Something Like Happiness (Stesti in Czech) While her boyfriend pursues wealth and success in America, Monika waits, ever-hopeful that he will arrange for her to join him. Tonik has fled his stifling conservative family and lives with an eccentric aunt: together they struggle to defend her derelict farmhouse against the encroaching industrial development nearby. Dasha has two small children and a feckless married lover. Fragile, unpredictable, edging ever nearer to the brink of despair, she turns viciously on those closest to her. Though none would admit it, each craves something the other has and it's these unspoken longings which bind them in difficult, complex, passionate friendships. This film is in Czech with English subtitles.
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