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i² film Club selection, ALAMAR (Mexico) playing at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library July 23rd

This month's i² film Club selection, ALAMAR (Mexico), will be shown in the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library Meeting Room (1700 North Florida Avenue) at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.

Film synopsis: Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea.

Please note: this full length independent film may be more suitable for adults. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles and runs for 73 minutes. More information about ALAMAR can be found at the following websites: and

The i² film Club is a free film viewing and discussion group at the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library. The club’s focus is on watching and discussing international independent films. The i² film Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 am at the Jackson Branch Library (1700 North Florida Avenue). Refreshments are provided and each showing is followed by a guided discussion.

The programs at the Jackson Branch Library (1700 North Florida Avenue) are free and open to the public. For more information, call Brenda J. Patterson at (863) 834-4276 or send e-mail to . For viewing schedule and film descriptions, please visit Lakeland Public Library’s newly revamped website at


Upcoming i² film club titles


On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player and video games to avoid Sergei's imposing presence. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei from HQ. Intimidated, Pavel can't bring himself to disclose the information. When the truth is finally revealed, the consequences explode against a chilling backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, and the merciless Arctic Sea.

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