Sunday Night at the Movies

Welcome to Sunday Night at the Movies at St. Francis in the Foothills! 
 
For many years now, this free monthly event has offered thought-provoking films to watch and discuss. We begin with a potluck dinner, enjoy the movie, then have a lively discussion afterwards. We have an awesome lineup for you to enjoy. Please join us! - Melissa & Patricia

 

Join us at the November Sunday Night at the Movies for a Thanksgiving-style dinner! As we get closer to the event, we will be asking folks to sign up to bring certain things, while St. Francis provides the rest. More details to come!

(Note: different Sunday)

Sunday, November 24th,

5:00 pm in the Community Center 

 

War Dance

(Documentary, 2007, 105 minutes, PG-13)          

Since the 1980s, Uganda has been in a state of civil war, with the nation's leadership violently contested by a revolutionary force known as the Lord's Resistance Army (or L.R.A.). The fighting is fiercest in the North of Uganda, and there the L.R.A. recruit many of their soldiers by abducting children from refugee camps and homes in the poverty-stricken villages, where electricity and running water are still luxuries known only to a few. However, in the village of Patongo, located deep in Uganda's war zone, a group of students (many of whom escaped from the clutches of the L.R.A.) struggles to rise above the violence and desperation that surrounds them. Each year, a student music festival is held in Kampala, Uganda's capitol city, in which children from around the country 

compete for prizes in performing traditional music and dance.  When the students of the Patongo Primary School are invited to compete for the first time, the children are both thrilled at their opportunity and determined to prove that in a place of violence and want, creativity and talent can still take root.

This month, we will be having a Christmas buffet, complete with wassail (Melissa’s specialty!) As we get closer to the event date, we will send out an email asking for folks to sign up to bring certain goodies, while St. Francis provides the rest. Join us for this special holiday get-together. More details to come!

Sunday, December 8th

5:00 pm in the Community Center

Joyeux Noel

(Drama, 2005, 116 minutes, PG-13 )

 

n 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

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4625 E River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-9063

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