Movie Night

Movie Night: 6:30 PM in the MacKenzie Room ~ dessert, popcorn, and drinks. Please have supper before you come and bring goodies to share!  Popcorn and coffee/tea will be served.

Usually 4th Friday of every month September – May. Contact the church office if you would like to host a movie or if you have an idea for what we should show.

No movie nights during the summer.

Movie Nights this year:

September 29, 6:30 pm: Movie Night! MacKenzie Room Host: Judy Kuhns-Hastings In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma–which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyzes messages while he builds a deciphering machine. They succeed and become heroes, but the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.

October 27, 6:30 pm: Movie Night! MacKenzie Room Host Rev. Lorna Grenfell Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

November 24, 6:30 pm Movie Night! MacKenzie Room Host: Rev. Dr. Emily Taylor Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in next door and accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox, an unlikely friendship forms.

January 26, 7:00 pm Movie Night! Mackenzie Room Hosts: Beverly Antonitis/Judy Kuhns-Hastings In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.