Friday, January 27, 2012

Movie Night: Away From Her

Great turnout from our Moody Methodist friends, along with all our readers and avid movie buffs! We had around 40 people brave perilous passage to TAMUG, across to Pelican Island. It was well worth the drive to hear Alan Griffin lead our discussion of the movie, in relationship to the book, Still Alice.

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Director: Sarah Polley

Writers: Sarah Polley, Alice Munro (short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain")

Stars:Julie Christie, Michael Murphy and Gordon Pinsent

Thank you to Dave Baca, Jack K Williams Library, TAMUG, who arranged for the movie showing and the refreshments! Along with a huge thank you to Alan Griffin for leading the discussion following the movie!

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