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Wednesday Movie Club: BEYOND UTOPIA

Wednesday Movie Club: BEYOND UTOPIA In-Person

This film is being presented as part of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library's Wednesday Movie Club, a weekly showcase of movies that matter for people who love movies.  Attendees will be invited to discuss the film immediately following the screening. Registration is not required.


BEYOND UTOPIA is a suspenseful, riveting portrait of the lengths people will go to gain freedom.  The documentary gives viewers a glimpse of a real-life "matrix," following various families as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth, yet a land they grew up believing was a paradise.  At the film's core is a courageous pastor, a man of God on a mission to help a mother reunite with the child she was forced to leave behind, and a family of five -- including small children and an elderly grandmother -- embarking on a treacherous journey into the hostile mountains of China.  Leaving their homeland is fraught with unimaginable danger -- but these individuals are driven to take the risk. Gripping, thrilling, and never more timely, Madeleine Gavin's award-winning film embeds the viewer with these family members as they attempt their perilous escape, palpably conveying life-or-death stakes. The result is a singular, heart-pounding, and unforgettable experience.

Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 115m
Starring: Barbara Demick, Il-Sung Kim, Jong-Il Kim, Jong-Nam Kim
Directed by: Madeleine Gavin


Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Stow Room
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Jennifer Hoelzer

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