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Monthly meeting of North Parish book/movie group
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for the North Parish book/movie group. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June. For more information and to obtain a Zoom link to the meetings, please email BookClub@northparish.org.
The June movie selection is West Side Story – 54 copies in library Steven Spielberg films his cast against a gritty, semi-realistic backdrop (complete with lens flares!), and we watch, awed, as the characters dance, and sing, and ultimately suffer horrible tragedies. There’s a cruelty to “West Side Story,” as it’s ultimately the story of love that cannot survive in a violent, hostile environment. As Anita sings, “Life can be bright in America.” But not for these characters. But there’s plenty of life here, too. In fact, this is one of the most-alive movies in recent memory, and one of Spielberg’s best, too. And that’s saying something.