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4th Annual Film Series

October 17, 2014 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well invites the community to their 4th Annual Film Series, a FREE series of three film screenings, that explore how aging, loss, and recognition of mortality can deepen one’s appreciation of life. Following each screening, professional guest speakers will facilitate a discussion encouraging participants to voice their thoughts and express their feelings. All screenings are free of charge and no reservations are required. Films will be screened in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Society,1535 Santa Barbara Street, at 7pm on Fridays—October 17, October 24, and November 7. The featured films are:

October 17: Shadowlands (1993) C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionate life until he meets spirited poet, Joy Davidman.  When she is diagnosed with cancer, deeper feelings surface, and Lewis' faith is tested as his wife tries to prepare him for her imminent death.

October 24: I Never Sang For My Father (1970) Gene Garrison, a widowed college professor, wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging father yet still has regrets about his plan to leave him behind when he remarries and moves to California. Gene must decide for himself if he'll stay to care for his father or finally move on with his life.

November 7: Rocket Gibraltar (1988) Levi Rockwell, an aging patriarch reunites his entire family at his Long Island estate for his 77th birthday.  During the course of the family reunion, Levi's health begins to fail and he passes on a sentimental request that he be given a 'Viking Funeral' after his death. With his adult children consumed by their own personal worries, it is up to the grandchildren to honor Levi's last wishes.

For more information about the Film Series, please call (805) 845-5314


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