Movie Night at FCCSR
Each month a bunch of us get together to watch a movie. Our preference is for small films that didn’t attract a lot of box-office attention but have something to say about the human condition. That said, over the years we’ve watched movies of every type (except flying-body-parts action flicks.) We usually meet on the last Friday of the month in the DeHaan Center at Pilgrim Park, which is equipped with a high definition big screen, comfortable easy chairs, fresh coffee and a microwave for the all-important free popcorn.
Here’s what’s coming up in the months ahead:
- June 28. “The Intouchables.” A big comedy hit in France last year. Sort of like “Driving Miss daisy, but funnier, with a wheel chair and in French.
- July 27. “The Sweet Smell of Success.” To celebrate Burt Lancaster’s 100th birthday, we’ll watch the best film he ever made (and the one that established Tony Curtis as a serious actor.)
- August 30 “A Royal Affair.” A 2012 dramatization of a true incident in Danish history, when a German Doctor ruled in place of a mad young King while he carried on an affair with the Queen.
- September 27 “Anna Karenina.” The controversial 2012 adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic written by Tom Stoppard and staring Keira Knightly and Jude Law.
- October 25 “The Hustler.” Our Movie Night regulars specifically requested this 1961 classic. Superficially, it’s about big-money pool, but it’s really an exploration of what “Character” really means.