VAPS Applied Committee Film, Dinner, and Discussion

VAPS Applied Committee invites all VAPS members to an afternoon of film, dinner and discussion!

These afternoons are full of collegiality and thoughtful discussion and we hope you will spend an afternoon with us.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Dana Auditorium/Middlebury College

Time: 3:00pm

Film: Graduation

Acclaimed filmmaker Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) returns with this searing human saga about a father driven to extremes in order to protect his daughter’s future. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Graduation is a masterful look at the complex moral choices and compromises some people make when desperation takes hold.

Graduation belongs to that kind of cinema that values reality and realism. Of course, it is not reality, it just uses everyday life events captured in real time, with no editing, to reorganize moments that could have belonged to reality; to a more organized and structured reality than real life. - Cristian Mungiu (Director)

Dinner and discussion to follow at The Swift House Inn (Middlebury)

RSVP: by February 15, 2018