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Fenton Film Series to Show Young Goethe in Love

Film showing will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.

On Wednesday, the Fenton Film Series will present another great film free of charge at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center in downtown Fenton. 

This month's movie is Young Goethe in Love, set in 1770 and based on the rebellious young life and romantic love of poet Johann Goethe. Goethe would eventually become one of the greatest writers in literary history but as a young man, his father thought poetry a waste of time and wanted Goethe to become a lawyer. As a legal apprentice, Goethe meets Lotte, a beautiful, vibrant young woman and falls hopelessly in love.

Young Goethe in Love has been an official selection at film festivals all over the world and now comes to Fenton. The film is in German with english subtitles.  The movie starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Now in its third year, the Fenton Film Series continues with its mission of showing free, high quality movies every month in downtown Fenton in the auditorium of the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, built in 1937 and designed by world-renown architects Eliel and Eero Saaninen. 

The movies are presented free thanks to the donations from sponsors, including the Fenton Downtown Development Authority, Tanglewood Assisted Living & Home Care, financial advisor Patrick Perfitt, Behind Your Design, Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, and Comfort Keepers.  Additional sponsors provide free refreshments, including sandwiches from Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, pastries and coffee from The French Laundry and Crust, and homemade root beer from the Fenton Winery & Brewery and appetizers from Bangkok Peppers.

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