Friday Night at the Movies

Friday Night at the Movies

Our favorite presenter and Movie Night founder, Carol Lysne, will present The Judge, a 2014 dramatic film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Chicago lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey), long estranged from his small town Indiana family, returns for his mother’s funeral. Tension remains between he and his father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Duvall), and he vows never to return. Then the judge is indicted for murder following a hit and run accident; Hank decides to stay and defend him. This compelling drama explores multiple themes centered around family relationships; we’re sure to have an excellent post-film discussion. The usual snacks, soft drinks and dessert will be at hand; a $2 donation is suggested. Sign-up now by calling the church office at 630-968-7120.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Roger Ebert lavished high praise on director Barbra Streisand for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides, a multi Academy Award-nominated romantic drama starring Streisand, Nick Nolte, and Blythe Danner.  John Smoke will present this film, the story of Tom Wingo (Nolte), an unemployed teacher and football coach who travels from his South Carolina home to New York City to help in the recovery of his suicidal twin sister. Meeting with his sister's psychiatrist, Susan Lowenstein (Streisand), he begins to confront his own demons, developing feelings for Lowenstein along the way. It is a compelling and complex story that should generate a many-layered, deep discussion afterward.

Sign-up in person in the church office or by telephone, 630.968.7120. Enjoy refreshments before and after the film; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a 2012 release, will be presented by Andrew and Cindy Johnson. This popular and highly-acclaimed comedy-drama follows a group of retired Brits in search of a nice but not-too-costly rtirement site, which leads them to the lovely aforementioned hotel, located in India. At least the place looks lovely in the pictures!  What our adventurers find is “a little” different, which makes for a great story.  

Following what is sure to be a lively post-film discussion, we’ll enjoy our usual dessert and coffee, and of course we’ll have popcorn and soft drinks during the film  The usual $2 donation is suggested. Call the church office at 630.968.7120 and sign-up now.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Please note that due to a conflict, we have moved the January movie from the 3rd Friday to the 4th Friday of the month.

Stan and Maria Clements will present Water for Elephants, a 2011 romantic drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Christopher Waltz and Robert Pattinson. Set in the 1930's, the film tells the story of Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), a veterinary student whose life changes dramatically when his parents are tragically killed. Dropping out of school due to financial problems, Jacob hops a circus train, meets beautiful performer Marlene(Witherspoon), her cruel husband, circus owner August(Waltz), and Rosie the elephant, and becomes the circus vet. Based on the 2006 book of the same name, by Sara Gruen, this compelling film combines elements of compassion, cruelty, and forbidden love that will capture your interest and ultimately your heart.

Sign-up now in the church office at 630.968.7120. As always, refreshments will be served; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Our “regular” December movie, Gideon’s Trumpet, tells the true story of Clarence Earl Gideon. Accused of robbery and forced to represent himself at trial because he does not have the right to a public defender, Gideon seeks to right this wrong from his prison cell. His fight results in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that we take for granted today. 

This 1980 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie treats us to stellar performances from some outstanding actors of the past, including Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer, John Houseman, and Sam Jaffe. Kay Mundy and Owen Bates will lead our discussion, and we’ll have the usual treats.

Take a break from your hectic Christmas preparations and join us! Sign-up now by calling or dropping in at the church office, 630.968.7120.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies - Rescheduled **New Date**

Please note the date of November's Friday Night at the Movies has changed. Evan Almighty will now be shown on Friday, December 4.

If Noah’s Ark was one of your favorite Bible stories, you’ll love Evan Almighty, a 2007 comedy billed as a “stand-alone sequel/spin-off” to the popular 2003 comedy, Bruce Almighty. Steve Carell stars as congressman Evan Baxter, whose legislative career and happy family life are turned upside down when God shows up with other plans in mind. Also starring Morgan Freeman, John Gooden,and Wanda Sykes among others, this film is filled with laughs but also gives you a lot to think about.

Bob and Kathleen Schultz will be our presenters.

We’ll have refreshments; a $2 donation is suggested.  Sign-up now in the church office.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Join us as Carol Lysne, founder of Friday Night at the Movies, presents Black or White, a film whose story addresses issues of race, forgiveness, and understanding as two families fight for the custody of a beloved grandchild. Maternal grandfather Elliott Anderson, played by Kevin Costner in one of his best roles, is just coming to terms with the realization he will be raising granddaughter, Eloise, alone following the sudden death of his wife, when her paternal grandmother Rowena Jeffries, played by Octavia Spencer, seeks custody of the little girl. Based on true events, this 2014 release looks at two seemingly different worlds in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

Call or visit the church office to sign-up soon, as attendance is limited to twenty people. A two dollar donation is suggested to cover popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and dessert.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Movie night at the Safford home is back, ready to gather September through May on the third Friday of each month. We have no special theme this year; instead, some of our “regulars” are stepping up to share and discuss their favorite films. You don’t have to be a “regular” to come on board; we still have several openings for presenters if you have a movie you’d like to share. Just let Don at don@fnshome.com or Caryl at carylsafford@aol.com know.

Peg Schultz will lead off on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. presenting Regarding Henry. Sign-up will begin September 1 in the church office. Come join us for some great discussions and fellowship. We’d love to see you!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, May 15
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

We conclude our 2014-2015 series, The Pastor Picks, with a gem of a film. The Rev. Peg Schultz will present The Apostle, a 1997 drama written and directed by Robert Duvall, who also stars in the title role. Roger Ebert could not say enough positive things about this movie, giving it his top four-star rating. Duvall, who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Actor, plays Sonny Dewey, a charismatic Southern Pentecostal preacher, based in Texas. But Sonny is also a man, a deeply flawed one at that. When a series of events cause his life to be turned upside down, he flees to Louisiana, where he changes his identity and becomes The Apostle E.F.  Also starring Farah Fawcett, Billy Bob Thornton and June Carter Cash, this is a film that, in the words of Ebert, “deals honestly with a subject both spiritual and complex.”  We’re sure to have an excellent post-film discussion.

To sign-up now stop by the church office or call 630.968.7120.  A $2 donation is suggested; snacks, soft drinks, and dessert will be served

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, April 17

7:30 p.m.
Safford Home

Youth Pastor Howie Snyder presents Brother Sun, Sister Moon, an engaging biopic of the life of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare, founder of the Poor Clares order of nuns. Most of us picture Francis as a gentle soul, surrounded by Disney-like animals in a pastoral setting, however, life did not start out that way for the former Francesco Bernardone. Spoiled son of a wealthy textile merchant, Francesco's journey into faith and transition to the life of a beloved saint is a compelling and inspirational story.

Please sign-up in the church office via phone or email dgfumc@dgfumc.org if you wish to attend, as attendance is limited to 20 people. Refreshments will be served, a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30pm

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