Monday Night at the Movies – November & December

Doubt (2008, PG13)  Please  join us on Monday Night, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. as we present “Doubt.” Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley and based on his Pulizer Prize and Tony Award winning play. The film takes place in the Bronx in 1964. Meryl Streep is Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school, who is not pleased when Father Flynn, a young new priest (Seymour Philip Hoffman) has recently been assigned to the school.. When another nun (Amy Adams) notices Father Flynn may be paying extra attention to the school’s only black student, she takes her concerns to Sister Aloysius. A visit with the student’s mother (poignantly played by Viola Davis) further casts suspicion on the actions of the priest. All four leads, and the film itself, were nominated for Oscars. “Doubt” is a tense, thought-provoking drama that presents more questions than answers – join us, and form your own conclusion!    PLEASE NOTE:  due to a Village meeting, we need to move upstairs to the Ardmore Room in the Community Center for this “Monday Night at the Movies.”

 

Little Voice (2014, R)  On Monday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Room of the Community Center, we will present the award winning film, “Little Voice” starring Michael Caine, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and Ewan McGregor.  Set in a backwater northern English town, the film centers on Laura, a very shy young woman called “Little Voice” because of her soft speaking voice and quiet ways.  She spends endless hours in her bedroom above the record store once owned by her late father, listening to, and imitating the tunes of classic song stylists like Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe – songs that she and her father both loved.  When her tarty mother brings home a new boyfriend (Michael Caine), a washed-up talent agent, he hears Little Voice singing and becomes determined, despite her shyness, to book her into a local club and make her a star.  Great performances all around in this bittersweet comedy drama, but the standout is Jane Horrocks, whose ability to mimic the great female singers of the past is nothing sort of astonishing.  Come and be amazed.

Monday Night at the Movies is a great way to have an enjoyable evening out. Come see terrific film, and if you desire afterwards, stay for a brief discussion of the film. It’s free and open to everyone at Hershey’s Mill. If you’d like more information, please contact Lynne Urian (phone number and email are in the HM Directory),

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