Popcorn/Potluck & Politics Series


Popcorn & Politics

A monthly film series that takes place on first Fridays at the  LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Films begin at 7:00 pm, with a discussion to follow.  Films are free to view although participants are encouraged to bring a snack or beverage to share.  For more information regarding the film or the organization, call 610-691-8730 or email lepoco@fast.net


Friday, June 7, 7 pm

Carla’s Song

Carla’s Song is a British film set in 1987, that tells the story of love in a time of war — the Contra War in Nicaragua. The plot follows the relationship between a Scottish bus driver, and Carla, a Nicaraguan refugee living in Glasgow. The film won the Coral Award for Best Work of a Non-Latin American Director on a Latin America Subject at the 1996 Havana Film Festival.

Directed by Ken Loach. Written by Paul Laverty.

126 minutes. 1997.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack or beverage to share.


More Upcoming films in P&P/First Friday Film series:  June 7 – “Carla’s Song”; July 5 – “The Visitor”; August 2 – “The Man Who Saved the World”;
September 6 – “Okinawa: The Afterburn.”


Potluck & Politics

Popcorn & Politics

Sunday, June 2nd, 6:30 pm

Ron Yoshida & Friends, “Our Week in Havana”

Ron Yoshida will present a day-by-day travelogue from a January 2019 trip to Cuba. Thirteen people from the U.S. – including five from the Lehigh Valley – were given an insider look at a major cultural hotspot in the world today.

This was the 19th trip to Cuba organized by the tour guides, Urszula Abolik, of Amber Connection in Emmaus, and Mike Polarny, creator of cultural projects, our man in Havana. It was a people-to-people trip, mostly away from tourists, to places fascinating to discover. Others from the Lehigh Valley have gone on previous trips.

It is hoped that Urszula and some of the local travelers will attend and add their insights about the art, music, dance and people of Havana.

Attendees are encouraged to bring  food to share  for the Potluck Dinner at 6:30 pm; the discussion will start around 7 pm.