Friday Night at the Movies

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

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday, October 17
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

The Pastor Picks theme continues with a dramedy offering by Jim McDonald. Don Jon, a 2012 release written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, and Gordon-Levitt himself in the title role. You have probably seen Gordon-Levitt before in such diverse roles as Robert Todd Lincoln in the film Lincoln and Tommy Solomon in TV's Third Rock from the Sun among many others. In his writing and directorial debut, Gordon-Levitt explores such themes as family and romantic relationships, fantasy versus reality and sexual addiction.

We had a full house and a waiting list in September, so sign-up as soon as possible in the church office, as space is limited to 20 people. Popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and dessert will be on hand as usual; a $2 donation is suggested.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Friday Night at the Movies

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
Friday, September 19
7:30 p.m.
Safford Home Theatre

This year we are returning to the popular format The Pastor Picks that everyone enjoyed a few years ago. Kicking off the season will be retired pastor and DGFUMC member Tom Babler. Tom has elected to present Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duvall, with Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley and Ellen Barkin. Released in 1983, the film is a compelling story of love and redemption, focusing on the life of Mac Sledge (Duvall), a recovering alcoholic and washed up country music singer trying to turn his life around. Among many awards, the film earned Oscars for Best Actor (Duvall) and Best Original Screenplay for Horton Foote, who also won an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Popcorn, soft drinks, dessert and coffee will be served; a $2 donation is suggested.  Sign up now in the church office; attendance limited to 20 people.

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

Friday Night at the Movies: Bernie

Bernie

Laura Temple and Andy Wood will present Bernie, a 2011 release starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey.

Based on a true crime that took place in Carthage, TX in 1996, Black plays the title role of Bernie Tiede, a beloved assistant funeral director in the small town who befriends an elderly millionaire widow who is much unloved in the little community. Roger Ebert said that Jack Black gave one of the performances of the year. "He creates his character out of thin air, it's like nothing he's done before, and it proves that an actor can be a miraculous thing in the right role."

Sign-up now below or in the church office. A suggested donation of $2 will cover popcorn, soft drinks, coffee, and dessert.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

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