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


Overall: A
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 05 Oct 1990
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MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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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