Friday Night at the Movies

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

Friday Night at the Movies

January 16
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

Greta McDonald will kick off the new year with The Way Way Back, a 2013 dramedy that made its debut that year at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s a coming of age story about Duncan, a 14-year-old introvert who must accompany his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and the boyfriend’s obnoxious daughter on a summer vacaion at the beach. Feeling that he does not fit in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend who helps him find his place in the world. The film stars Toni Collette, Steve Corell, and Allison Janney, plus other well-known actors you will recognize and enjoy.

Call or drop in at the church office to sign-up. A $2 donation is suggested, and refreshments will be served.

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

Friday Night at the Movies

December 19, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

Take a break from your holiday preparations and join us as Rev. Howard Milkman presents After the Wedding, an award-winning Danish film that received a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2007 Academy Awards. In the opening sequence we meet Jacob, described as a good Samaritan running an orphanage in India that is in dire need of funding. Help comes in the form of Jorgen, a wealthy Dane who offers financial rescue, but only on the condition that Jacob return to his native Denmark to receive the funds. Why? The answers will intrigue you and surprise you in this entertaining movie as the story moves far beyond saving an Indian orphanage. Join us! Sign-up as soon as possible in the church office or by phone at 630.968.7120; we fill up fast. The usual goodies will be there; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

November 21
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

Continuing The Pastor Picks series, John Smoke will present Her, a 2013 film billed as “a science fiction, fiction, romantic comedy-drama.”  Wow, something for everyone! Spike Jonze wrote and directed this highly acclaimed movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer nursing a broken heart after the break-up of his marriage. But then Theodore falls in love with “her.” It’s romance 2025-style, and a little different than what we’re used to, but heartwarming nonetheless. Her garnered many awards, including five Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. 

Soft drinks, popcorn, dessert and coffee will be served; a $2 donation is suggested. Sign-up now in the church office, 630.968.7120; attendance is limited to 20 people. See you on the 21!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

November 21, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

Continuing  The Pastor Picks series, John Smoke will present Her, a 2013 film billed as “a science fiction, fiction, romantic comedy-drama.”  Wow, something for everyone!  Spike Jonze wrote and directed this highly acclaimed movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer nursing a broken heart after the break-up of his marriage. But then Theodore falls in love with “her.”  It’s romance  2025-style, and a little different than what we’re used to, but heartwarming nonetheless. Her garnered many awards, including five Academy Award nominations and an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. 

Soft drinks, popcorn, dessert and coffee will be served; a $2 donation is suggested.  Sign-up now in the church office at 630.968.7120; attendance is limited to 20 people.  See you on the 21st!

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

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