Sunday Night at the Movies

If you’re reading this, it shows you have an interest in excellent films, good food and great company - all of which St. Francis’ Sunday Night at the Movies provides!

 

This free monthly event is usually held on the second Sunday of each month - although dates can sometimes change as we share space with the St. Francis Theatre as well as other events.

We start off each Sunday Night at the Movies with a potluck dinner, which begins at 5:00 pm.

 

We ask that you bring a main dish, salad, or filling side dish to share. St. Francis will provide the drinks and desserts. While we hope everyone will bring something to share, no one will ever be turned away if they can’t.

 

 

Depending on the length of the movie, we will start the film between 5:30 and 5:45 pm. We usually conclude with a discussion of the film, and often times will have a panel to give us enlightening information on the subject of the film.

For 2020, we again have 12 wonderful movies selected by our attendees. So come join us for dinner and a movie!

Sunday, September 13th - Due to the Coronavirus, this event has been cancelled.

Where Do We Go Now?

(2011, Drama/Comedy, 110 minutes, PG-13)

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, Where Do We Go Now? follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

Sunday, October 18th

5:00 pm in the Community Center

The Music of Strangers:

Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Orchestra

(Documentary, 2015, 96 minutes, NR)

 

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, the Silk Road Ensemble was conceived by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000, and consists of a diverse and rotating lineup of instrumentalists, vocalists, composers and storytellers from around the world. The collective exemplifies music's ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures, and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. From director Morgan Neville, the creator of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and critically hailed Best of Enemies, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma

and the Silk Road Ensemble follows several talented members of the ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Blending performance footage, personal interviews, behind-the-scene footage and archival film, Neville focuses on the journeys of these Silk Road Ensemble mainstays to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the film paints a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Follow the link below to see the entire season of movies:

The 2020 Sunday Night at the Movies Committee:

Melissa Mitchell, Patricia George

For questions, comments and information, please contact Melissa at mmitchell@stfrancisumc.org

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