“An Education,” a 2009, British/U.S. film directed by Lone Scherfig, will be screened Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
This drama, based on Lynn Barber’s memoir, is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London and how her life changes after a playboy twice her age appears on the scene.
The lives of Jenny Mellor (Carey Mulligan) and her parents Jack (Alfred Molina) and Marjorie (Cara Seymour) revolve around the goal of getting Jenny accepted into Oxford at all cost.
Enter David Goldman (Peter Sarsgaard), a charmingly smooth operator, who introduces Jenny to a world of concerts, restaurants, fancy cars, art auctions and trips to Paris, experiences soaked up eagerly by a suddenly liberated teenager who for a while considers the education in her school, even at Oxford, useless for an exciting, fun life.
As she discovers that not everything is what it seems, her real-life education sinks in.