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Friday the 13th proves lucky for local film buffs

While Friday the 13th is often thought of as an unlucky day by some, this February it will prove opposite for lovers of international films.

Doug Walsh and Greg Hayward, New Glasgow library branch manager, look forward to the showing of the film The Lunchbox next Friday at the library. Submitted

Thanks to collaboration between the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) and the Multicultural Association of Pictou County (MAPC), residents in the County will have the opportunity to see the award winning film “The Lunchbox.” The screening will take place at the New Glasgow library on Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is a first for MAPC.

“We've been involved with the library in the past with some of our members giving presentations” said MAPC president Mick O'Neill. “This will be something new for us and we are very happy to have the opportunity to partner with the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library and present this great film to the public.”

“We are always excited to work with the Multicultural Association of Pictou County and its membership to highlight the diversity that exists in our community,” said Greg Hayward, branch manager for the New Glasgow Public Library. “The library has been hosting film screenings for a few years now but we have mostly focused on Hollywood and National Film Board films, so we are looking forward to providing people with the opportunity to view a film that has a different cultural influence behind it.”

In “The Lunchbox,” a mistaken delivery in the efficient lunchbox delivery system in Mumbai, India, connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life through notes in a lunchbox.

“We hope that the public will not only enjoy the film's story but also the atmosphere and culture of this city half way around the world.”

Before the start of the movie, MAPC member Ajay Shirke will give a brief presentation about the lunch delivery service which plays a part in connecting the film's main characters. Shirke himself had lived, studied and worked in Mumbai for eight years and had seen the lunch delivery system in action.

All are welcome to attend the screening. For more information contact the New Glasgow library at (902) 752-8233.

Submitted by Doug Walsh – Communication Officer (MAPC) 

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