Monthly meeting of North Parish book/movie group
June 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for the North Parish book/movie group. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June. Contact Suzanne Adams at email@example.com to find out if we will meet on person or on Zoom. Attached here is a link to all of the books and movies will be discussing for this church year.
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.