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NoVES Saturday at the Movies: Charlie Wilson's War

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • A Virtual Showing

NoVES Saturday at the Movies

When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:00 – 9:30 PM, EDT

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) [Biography, Comedy, Drama]


The next NoVES Movie Series Discussion event will be held this Saturday. 

This is a movie showing via Zoom followed by a discussion.  It will start by broadcasting the movie so that we may watch it together. The movie itself is 1 hour 42 minutes.

This movie is available on Amazon Prime.  If you have already seen the movie, you may join the Zoom Meeting a little after 8:50 PM to participate in the discussion.

EVENT DETAILS:  Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) R

I thought I would try a political satire this time.  This is a controversial film.  Many reviewers did not appreciate the political satire and found it an endorsement of American Imperialism.  See it and decide for yourself.  – Randy

IMDB includes this summary of the movie:

Charlie Wilson’s War: A Sly, Sophisticated Piece of Film-making

"Charlie Wilson's War" is not light comedy. It is political satire, and extremely well-written political satire at that. The script is the star of this film, and the word-smithing by Aaron Sorkin is some of the best on offer this year.  Director Mike Nicols holds the entire escapade together, delivering a film that zips along in a very quick 90 minutes. Nicols' choice in sets and lighting are also very reminiscent of '70's and '80's TV, a move used deliberately to root the piece in period. The use of model work and stock photography over digital special effects also enhances the retro look and believability. History tends to repeat because the recidivists have forgotten what happened the first time around.  Kudos to both Mr. Hanks and that chameleon Phillip Seymore Hoffman. Sorkin's script is brought to life by these actors, and the entire production team is on the top of their game. Heartily recommended. - colinbarnard-126

The Zoom link for the movie showing and discussion is included below.

I look forward to showing this movie and the discussion.


Randy Best is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NoVES Saturday at the Movies

Time: Jan 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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