Schedule for the “Coming to America” series of films beginning in January

Jan 22    Elia Kazan’s personal film (and his favorite) America, America    A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to America
Jan 29   Robin Williams in Moscow on the Hudson   When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale’s department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.
Feb 5    Barry Levinson’s personal film Avalon  A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
Feb 12  In America   With their two daughters in tow, Johnny and Sarah leave Ireland and head to New York so Johnny can pursue an acting career. What follows is a series of adventures, both comical and terrifying, as they struggle to make the most of their new life.
Feb 19  El Norte  When the army ransacks their Guatemalan village, impoverished teenage siblings Enrique travel north through Mexico, hoping for a better life in America as undocumented immigrants in this Oscar-nominated drama.

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2 Responses to Schedule for the “Coming to America” series of films beginning in January

  1. Dixie Cliff says:

    Dear Craig, Please include me in the series. How do I register? Dixie Cliff > WordPress.com > filmappreciationwithcraig posted: “Jan 22 Elia Kazan’s personal film > (and his favorite) America, America A young Anatolian Greek, > entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and > dreams of going to America Jan 29 Robin Williams in Moscow on the > Hudson When ” >

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