Film Club - Free Men (France)
In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspect that members of the Mosque are aiding Muslim Resistance agents and helping North African Jews by giving them false certificates. At the Mosque, Younes meets and is deeply moved by an Algerian singer. When Younes discovers the singer is Jewish, he stops collaborating with the police and gradually transforms from a politically ignorant immigrant into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.
All Film Club programs are free and open to the public and are shown in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Selected films may contain objectionable material; therefore Film Club attendance is recommended for adults, aged 18 and over. Coffee, tea and popcorn are provided, and a lively discussion follows each film.