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Overall A

What makes a family, a family? Barry Levinson examines the essence of this relationship in his introspective movie Avalon.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG

Talk to your kids about…


Sam Krichinsky makes the obvious, yet profound statement: “If you stop remembering—you forget.”  What does he mean? Why is remembering so important? What are some things you could do to preserve your family’s memories?

What mutual benefits do Sam and his grandson Michael derive from the strong bond they share? Conversely, why does Sam let such little grievances rob him of the ties to his own siblings? How does the closeness or distance of family relationships impact your life?

What things contributed to the break down of the Krichinsky family? Do these same things have the ability to affect your family life?

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