Programs tagged: film
As a complement to our One Read book, "Bettyville," Dr. Greg Smith, associate professor of English, and William Woods University’s Film Club present the film “Still Alice.” Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As the once-vibrant woman struggles to hang on to her sense of self for as long as possible, Alice's three grown children must watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day. A discussion will follow. (2014, rated PG-13, 101 minutes)
As her memory failed, Betty Hodgman, subject of this year's One Read book, still sat down at the piano to play her favorite hymns. Using the documentary "Alive Inside" directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett as a springboard for discussion, Fulton State Hospital music therapists Sarah Hosenfelt and Jamie Artman will talk about how music affects memory and its use in therapy.
MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology presents a film that, like this year's One Read title, explores caregiving and memory loss. Devoted married couple Fiona and Grant struggle with the ravages of Alzheimer’s, and each must find some comfort elsewhere. A beautiful story about love, marriage and relationships. Directed by Sarah Polley and starring Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent. (2006, rated PG-13, 110 minutes)
Their average age is 81, but the spirited members of Young@Heart Chorus perform songs by artists from The Clash to Coldplay for audiences around the world. Director Stephen Walker captures their inspirational journey together, upending assumptions about friendship, old age, life and death in this month's documentary selection inspired by the One Read book, "Bettyville." Watch the trailer at www.dbrl.org/films. (2007, rated PG, 107 minutes)
“Bettyville,” is a memoir exploring gay author George Hodgman's return to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, where the church serves as a community hub. In conjunction with One Read, Ragtag presents a free screening and discussion of “The Wise Kids,” a thoughtful look at the trials faced by a tight-knit Baptist community in South Carolina and three teenage friends dealing with the revelation that one of them is gay. Writer-director Stephen Cone, who is the son of a Baptist minister, clearly cares deeply about each character, as do the tremendously skilled actors who portray them. "To call 'The Wise Kids' a Christian movie or a gay movie, or even a gay Christian movie, would be to force a label on this touching, low-key drama with no axes to grind. Unfailingly kind to its characters, ‘The Wise Kids’ is devoid of the evangelical versus secular rhetoric of today's culture wars that seeps into most movies addressing religion," Stephen Holden, New York Times Critic's Pick. The screening will be followed by an audience discussion led by Rev. Sarah Klaassen, pastor of Rock Bridge Christian Church and her wife, Rev. Jamie Haskins, Chaplain, Director of the Center for Faith and Service, and Instructor of Religious Studies and Westminster College. The event is free but tickets are required for admission, for capacity purposes. Tickets will be available at The Ragtag box office beginning at 10 a.m. day of show. (2012, not rated, 95 minutes)