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Urbana Free Presents an Art Flick

It’s no secret that Urbana Free Library has a great collection of films on their shelves for borrowing. But, tonight, — and this might be lesser known — the library is pulling out their projector for a showing of The Bothersome Man as the last selection of Art Flicks Film Series.

The film, unspooling at 6:30 p.m., is about Andreas, an ordinary guy on a bus — his only problem is that he doesn’t remember who he is or where he is going. When he steps off the bus at a desolate station, someone who seems to know Andreas meets him. The clean and efficient town he enters is nice enough, although overtaken by frivolous talk of home décor and color schemes — so much so that although Andreas doesn’t know where he came from or where to go; he wants out. Jens Lien and stars, and Trond Fausa Aurvag directs the Norwegian film.

Film critic and fiction writer Ben Stephens introduces the film.

Urbana Free Library is located 210 W. Green St. in downtown Urbana.

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