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Friday, December 11, 2009

Bridge to "Troubled Water"


The New Haven Public Library is a path to more than books


NEW HAVEN - A 2008 thriller from Norway and Sweden, "Troubled Water, is the first offering in the New Haven Public Library's World Film Series offered in cooperation with Yale's Program in International Educational Resources, organizers said in a statement.

Brian Carter, heads of the European Studies Program, will lead a discussion following a free screening from 2 t o 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, at the library, 133 Elm St., the statment said.

Films in the series will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles, and are suitable for mature audiences, the statement said.

The film's story, according to the statement, is about a man who was recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child and has always maintained his innocence but is ready to put the past behind him. Using his middle name he takes a job as an organist at an Oslo church. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Anna's young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when he is recognized by the mother of the young boy whom he was convicted of killing.

For more information, call the library at 203-946-8835.

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