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Note the changed location, date and time for the next meeting:  Gloria has offered to host another pot-luck lunch. Since our regular meeting would fall during a holiday week, we are merging with the book club, for THIS MONTH ONLY! We decided to have a themed lunch again. The theme for this meeting is America/patriotism, to celebrate the holiday. Note the definition is very loose—e.g. Nathan’s hot dogs, (for Nathan Hale), macaroni (for Yankee Doodle). I was thinking of a dessert tray containing a bottle of wine (red), some white chocolate, and some candles that had previously been lit and then extinguished (blew). Use your imagination!

July 10 at 12:30 PM. If people would RSVP me, it would be a big help.  Thanks.
Gloria  781-301-1516

"We meet every month to discuss current movies. We usually exclude super-hero movies, but suggestions can include everything from romantic comedies to art-house films." New members can contact me by email ( or phone (781-629-3376) for the current list of films.

Recommended Films

Rocket Man: “A sequin-encrusted delight”. Dexter Fletcher, who contributed to the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, also directs Rocket Man.  Taryn Egerton plays Elton John, through the ups and downs of his flamboyant career. Egerton even does his own singing.

Late Night: Emma Thompson’s character has long been the host of her own late-night talk-show.  To resolve issues with her staff, she hires Mindy Kaling to show she’s not prejudiced against women.  Kaling soon becomes known as the “Diversity Hire”, and hilarity ensues. While the plot is similar to “The Devil Wears Prada”, Kaling’s script really sets it apart.

Biggest Little Farm: Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.  You’d expect this to be kind of dull and preachy, but instead it’s funny, interesting and full of adorable animal footage (flocks of chickens and ducks seem to follow the main characters every time they step outdoors). Typical lessons learned include the discovery that the coyote who’s been stealing the chickens also kills the gophers who are killing the trees in the orchards, and is allowed to live.

All is True :  Critics are iffy about this movie, claiming that it’s too  full of in-jokes for the average viewer to enjoy, but has too much fluff to satisfy college English majors . They also call it “beautiful, surprising and entirely engrossing”. Occasional exposure to Shakespeare is good for the soul, so check it out. Starring Kenneth Branagh as Shakespeare, Judi Dench as his long-suffering wife, and Sir Ian McKellan.

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel:  The David-and-Goliath story of Israel's national baseball team, winning the 2017 World Baseball Classic after years of defeat. (Really? There are enough countries playing baseball to put together a tournament?  Who knew?). The joke is that the Israeli team consists mainly of American Jewish players, who have mostly never been to Israel. This is legal, due to some odd rules for both the Classic and Israel. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson arranged to fly the team to Israel in his own private jet aft