Community Library – May 2018

Some news from the Primrose Hill Community Library

Cria Cuervos (Raise Ravens)

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents Tuesday 01 May 2018, 7:15pm Cria Cuervos (Raise Ravens) A child’s experience at the end of Franco’s Spain. Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Directed by Carlos Saura, Spain 1976 110 minutes. With Subtitles

Shot in the summer of 1975 as General Franco lay dying, Carlos Saura’s masterpiece takes its title from a sinister Spanish proverb: ‘Raise ravens and they’ll pluck out your eyes’. The film is seen through the piercing but fallible eyes of Ana, a troubled child growing up in Madrid, and focuses on her plight and tribulations as she loses first her adored mother and then her authoritarian father, a high ranking military official whom she blames for her mother’s death. Combining wit, narrative intrigue, a disarming structure and the catchiest of pop songs, Cria Cuervos is a subtle yet unmistakable indictment of the family as a repressive force in Spanish society, and memorably captures the anguish and decadence of Franco’s dictatorship as its long years draw to a bitter close.

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm

£8.00 including a glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.

Kate Summerscale – 22nd May – Author Talk at 7pm

Kate Summerscale, author of ‘The Suspicions of Mr Whicher’. Kate will talk about her techniques of re-telling true Victorian murders. “Her research is needle sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light”- John Carey, Sunday Times.
£2 at the door

See the complete calendar of events at Primrose Hill Community Library