Join us as we are transported to the time of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of one man -- Judy Cook's great-great-grandfather Gilbert Claflin -- and revealed through the letters he exchanged with his wife, Esther. You will see photos of the day and the letters themselves. Judy, in costume, will read the letters, play the tunes and sing the songs of this era, providing the audience with a fascinating glimpse into home life in Middle America during the 1860s.
“….Mr. Strycker has the ability to write about the worlds of man and fowl without simplifying either…. He thinks like a biologist but writes like a poet, and one of the small pleasures of "The Thing With Feathers" is watching him distill empirical research into lyrical imagery….Mr. Strycker's primary contribution to this topic is to remind us that in the world of ornithology, despite any similarities between humans and their winged companions, people remain the oddest birds of all.”
(2004) Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen. Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. Rated R; 126 min.
2002) Starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud. Rated R; 98 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow.
(2014) Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson. Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.