Our monthly film features resume on Friday, March 1, at 7 pm in the Ammons-Lolley Commons. We will explore a variety of thought-provoking themes with a series of powerful films. The screenings will be followed by dialogue and discussion.
In March, we will view “Hidden Figures,” the story of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. This visionary trio crossed gender and racial lines and inspired generations. The film is rated PG.
Our April 5 film is “Of Gods and Men,” which explores the circumstances of an order of Trappist monks who live among the Muslim population in Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The film features subtitles and is rated PG-13.
The May 3 film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” follows a wealthy 1940’s New York socialite who attempts to become an opera singer despite her terrible singing voice. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. Her husband goes to great lengths to protect her from the reality of the situation, but when she sets her sights on performing at Carnegie Hall, he realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet. The film is rated PG-13.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Join us beginning March 1 at 7 pm in the A-L Commons!