PLEASE NOTE: AN ALTERNATE LOCATION for this month’s group discussion and it will be around a special Pot luck lunch. Gloria has generously offered to host, and we suggested a theme of food based on a song. I realize now I’m not sure if it’s any song, or just a song from a movie, so a little feedback would be appreciated. It’s also My Day which might inspire some.
Wednesday, May 1st - 12:30 pm at 350 Revere Beach Boulevard P2-12R
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The Aftermath: Set in Germany just after WWII, a British couple moves to
Hamburg as part of the post-war reconstruction. Problems arise with the previous
owners of their home. Ratings are mediocre but Keira Knightley’s performance as the
British wife makes it worth seeing.
Hotel Mumbai: Critics agree that this film, which recounts the story of the real-life
2008 terrorist attack at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, is “a real crowd-pleaser”. The
hotel motto is “guest is God”, and the staff proves it by doing their best to protect the
guests and the hotel.
Us: There is a lot of buzz about this movie, directed by Jordan Peele, of Key & Peele.
K&P was a sketch comedy show, but Peele went on to become a producer/director,
giving us Get Out last year. In US, a family is tormented by their four “doppelgangers”,
evil versions of themselves, who want to take over the family members’ persona. It is
pretty scary, but the reviews are positive, particularly in praise of the cast, featuring
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)
The Best Of Enemies: Civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) faces
off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (Sam Rockwell), in 1971
Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. I haven’t been able to find
any reviews yet, but it’s a true story with a terrific cast—definitely worth seeing.
Amazing Grace : A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the
New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972 (IMDB rates it 95, Rt
gives it 96)
Next meeting: Wednesday, May 1st