Näkymätön Elina: Trailer from Jarkko T. Laine on Vimeo.

With English Subtitles

ELINA ~ Friday, January 19  ( With English Subtitles)

To help kick off the Hancock’s Heikinpaiva celebration this 2002 film is set in rural Sweden in the early 1950s. Little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that killed her father a few years earlier. Elina’s family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a staunch schoolmistress who starts hounding Elina for questioning her authority. Elina’s mother, sister, and a liberal young male teacher all try to mediate the ensuing battle of wills between Elina and Miss Holm. Elina finds consolation in wandering out on the dangerous marshlands to have imaginary conversations with her dead father.

Buffet catered by Kangas’ Café & Catering of Hancock.

Film sponsor is Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes in Houghton.

The “EXTRA” enjoyment for the January film – KIVAJAT FINNISH DANCERS

6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15ish Movie

Dinner & Movie $22.00
Dinner only $18.00
Movie only $7.00