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NoVES Saturday Evening at the Movies

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • A Virtual Movie Discussion

NoVES Saturday Evening at the Movies with Randy Best and the NoVES Community

When: Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:00 PM, EDT
Where: VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

EVENT DETAILS:  A Single Man (2009)

The fourth NoVES Movie Series Discussion event will be held this Friday.  Prior to this meeting, participants should watch the movie on their own, and then come to the Zoom Meeting to discuss it afterwards.

I selected this movie because of the issues that it raises about the preciousness of life and suicide.  The movie is visually stunning and the acting superb.

This movie is available for streaming on Netflix (to subscribers) or it can also be found on YouTube in a series of clips that play together.  I am staying away from movies that are only available through Amazon Prime.

IMDB includes this summary of the movie:

On what he plans will be the last day of his life, George Falconer (Colin Firth) reflects on his past, particularly on the death of his partner of 16 years, Jim (Matthew Goode), who was killed in a car crash some months before. He's decided to take his own life that evening and meticulously plans the event, hoping out loud that he can just make it through the day. He goes to his class, he's a college English professor, and stops at the bank to collect his insurance policies and other documents from his safe deposit box. He then lays everything out on his desk, writing notes to friends and his housekeeper. He fondly recalls meeting Jim at the end of World War II and their subsequent life together. Now, in October 1962 with the Cuban missile crisis upon them, George lectures his class on fear. As the time approaches for him to end it all, one of his students, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult) wants to spend time with him and his friend Charley (Julianne Moore), who he's known since his days in England, invites him for dinner where she obviously sees something is wrong. As the evening wears on, George reconsiders but fate intervenes.

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The Zoom link for this discussion is included below.

I look forward to the discussion.

Randy

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