Movie Tuesdays – Avalon

Tuesday, August 8th – 8:30 pm

Avalon (1990, USA, 128 min)

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the US at the beginning of the 20th Century to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land. Directed by Barry Levinson.

“’Avalon’ is warmly and broadly acted by a large cast, with Mr. Mueller-Stahl outstanding as the film’s most touching figure and Miss Plowright wrapping her fulsome, funny accent around the screenplay’s best lines.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Barry Levinson’s Avalon is a rich, graceful work of lulling sentiment. Sprung from Levinson’s memories of his grandfather and the immigrant culture he knew as a child, it is a love story.” – Hal Hinson, The Washington Post