Your Adult Education Team brings something new to the Lenten table this year with a Friday night film series showcasing themes of challenge, transformation and redemption. Join us at 5:45 pm for pizza followed by “flicks.” Please note: while films chosen are rated G - PG-13, most are best suited for adult audiences. Parental discretion is advised. Click here for a schedule of the film series.
Your Adult Education Team brings something new to the Lenten table this year with a Friday
night film series showcasing themes of challenge, transformation and redemption. Join us at
5:45 pm for pizza followed by “flicks.” Please note: while films chosen are rated G - PG-13, most
are suitable for adult audiences. Parental discretion is advised.
Friday, February 16 - The Butler (PG13) This film tells the story of a White House butler who
served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes
that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and
beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Friday, February 23 – The Spitfire Grill (PG13) With the help of her former warden, ex-con
Percy Talbott moves to Gilead, Maine to make a fresh start. She gets a job waiting tables at the
Spitfire Grill and rents a room above it. Friendliness is not a word used to describe Gilead and
the locals are suspicious of Percy. That she does not conceal her incarceration does not help
them warm to her. This gentle drama centers on the relationships between Percy, the
townsfolk and the Spitfire Grill.
Friday, March 2 - Chariots of Fire (PG) Based on a true story, Chariots of Fire is the story of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man's life as he trains for the competition, fueled by these very different desires.
Friday, March 9 – The Straight Story (G) Filmed along the 260-mile route that the actual Alvin
Straight traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, "the Straight story"
chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis.,
in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his
relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle. By sharing his life's earned
wisdom with simple stories, Alvin has a profound impact on the characters that color his
Friday, March 16 – My Name is Khan (PG13) Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section
of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that
complicates socialization. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his
disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he begins a journey to meet US
President Bush to clear his name.
Friday, March 23 - Life is Beautiful (PG13) In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish bookkeeper named
Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido
and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German
forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a
Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand
prize for winning is a tank