Come and play Canasta at the Library with other enthusiasts!
Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. Starring Clint Eastwood; Rated R.
Join Mary Krauze for thought-provoking discussion of themes, characters, and plot. Light refreshments will be served.
Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren and Ian Holm. (1994) A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Rated PG-13; 107 min.
Reitirement, that next phase of life, offers so many possibilities and challenges. Come and discuss the numerous aspects of this life change with recent retiree Sally Pellegrini and fellow community members during a relaxed and encourage monthly get-together.