Avalon is on my “101 Favorite Movies” list. Avalon is also a great movie to watch on Thanksgiving Day.
The story of immigrants making their way in America, this generational drama shows the struggles and hopes of the new Americans of the early twentieth century. From large Thanksgiving celebrations, to the tight knit fabric of family, from starting a business to moving to the suburbs, this sweeping, ambitious movie tells the story of one immigrant family.
Avalon is also just a very beautiful movie. The visual images and cinematography are outstanding. This movie is best seen on the big screen (as is “Burnt by the Sun”, also in my Favorites List). Or, this movie makes great Thanksgiving or Christmas viewing.