MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES
The movie July 9th is Being There. Having lived his life as the gardener on a millionaire’s estate, Chance (Peter Sellers) knows of the real world only from what he has seen on TV. When his benefactor dies, Chance walks aimlessly into the streets of Washington D.C., where he is struck by a car owned by wealthy Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine). Identifying himself, the confused man mutters “Chance…gardener,” which Eve takes to be “Chauncey Gardiner.” Eve takes him to her home to convalesce, and because Chance is so well dressed and well groomed—and because he speaks in such a cultured tone—everyone in her orbit assumes that “Chauncey Gardiner” must be a man of profound intelligence. No matter what he says, it is interpreted as a pearl of wisdom and insight. Join us Monday, July 9th at 7:30 p.m. here at Newman.
On Monday, July 16th we’ll see THE WAY! The film follows Martin Sheen’s character as he walks the 500-mile pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in Spain. The film also features Sheen’s son, Emilio Estevez, who directs the movie. Join us at 7:30 p.m. here at Newman.
NEW FACES AT NEWMAN
Some months ago someone noted, at an informal gathering of Newman, that there seemed to be a good number who have recently joined the church as adults. Might be fun to gather to hear how things went and are going for you whether the time frame is but a year or two or somewhat longer. I welcome those who would like to meet on Saturday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m with light refreshments provided. We will finish no later than 11:30 a.m. Do let me know if you can make it or would like to but the date doesn’t work for you. Many thanks! –BJCampbell