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:
- November 22 “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” We’ll welcome the holiday season with one of the most lovable French films ever. This was also the breakout role for Catherine Deneuve at age 20 and swept the awards at Cannes in 1964.
- No Movie Night in December. We don’t want to compete with all your parties and family events. See you in January.
- January 24 “No” (from Chile.) The true story of the only time in world history when a dictator let the people of his country vote him out of power (Pinochet in 1988) and of the advertising campaign that was a critical factor in creating that triumph. Nominated for the 2012 Oscar for best foreign language film.
- February 21 “The Soloist.” This 2011 drama, directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement”, “Anna Karenina”) is based on the true story of L.A. Times reporter Steve Lopez, who discovered a mentally ill, ex-Juilliard student playing under the freeway and helped him try to put his life back together.
- March 28 “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” Shot in 1988, with absolutely no computer animation, Robert Zemekis’s tale of pre-war Hollywood and the real lives of “Toons” is as fresh and funny as ever on its 25th birthday. Nominated for 7 Oscars, and winner of 4, we’ll watch the new re-mastered BluRay release of this modern mock-Noir classic.
- April 25 “Stories We Tell.” On our very first Movie Night in 2007, we watched Canadian Director Sarah Polley’s “Away From Her,” shot when she was 26 years old. In 2012, Polley released this very personal film of her five-year search for the truth about her mother, who died when Polley was 11. What starts out as a simple documentary soon turns into something much deeper and more involving. Don’t miss it.