September Spiritual Cinema – Forrest Gump – 9/25 @ 6 PM

forrest-gump-52196a490f7381Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Forrest Gump” (1994). The movie is 141 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSVP to Dan at [email protected].

Comments by Dan:

Forrest Gump is a modern movie classic and has garnered across the board praise and awards including 6 Oscars for Best Picture, Actor, Director, Writing, Editing, and Effects.  This month we watched a portion of Forrest Gump in our Middle School RE class and I will be showing the movie it its entirety for both the Middle School students and the rest of our UUCK community.  To me, spirituality is a sense of awe and wonder and I personally find this movie extremely moving.  Despite being differently abled, Forrest demonstrates that he is capable of great achievements, service, and love. The movie is beautiful in so many ways and I hope people will consider joining us for a community viewing.

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

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Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ , Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years. Meanwhile, as the remarkable parade of his life goes by, Forrest never forgets Jenny (Robin Wright Penn), the girl he loved as a boy , who makes her own journey through the turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s that is far more troubled than the path Forrest happens upon. Featured alongside Tom Hanks are Sally Field as Forrest’s mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; Mykelti Williamson as his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp; and the special effects artists whose digital magic place Forrest amidst a remarkable array of historical events and people.

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