Friday Film Club
SUMMER Friday Film Club
We ended our regular Friday Film Series with the 50th Anniversary documentary honoring one of mankind’s greatest achievements: Apollo 11’s First Man on the Moon mission.
We will continue towards the stars with the goal mining rocket boys blasting off on June 28th with October Sky, travel on July 26th to Carl Sagan’s Contact, and end on August 23rd with Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
As we ponder the saving of the planet on film, and with our adult summer read:
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.
Films are shown Friday Afternoon at 1 PM in our upstairs theater for adults 18 & up.
Hot Tea, Pastries & Popcorn served and discussion after all movies.
June 28 @ 1 PM: October Sky
In Coalwood, West Virginia, all the boys grow up to be coal miners and Homer Hickam has no reason to think he’ll be any different. Too small to earn a football scholarship, Homer has no way out of his predetermined life — until the soviet satellite Sputnik flies over the October sky and changes everything. It’s 1957 and Homer’s world just got a lot bigger. Though his father is mine superintendent and has no greater wish than to see his sons follow in his footsteps, Homer embarks on a mission to build and launch his own homemade rockets with the help of his loyal band of friends. Though their frequent mistakes nearly get them shut down, their successes inspire the whole town to believe that miracles can happen even in Coalwood, and there’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.
Also, this film is at the top of my inspiring feel-good best movies list!