Third Friday Film Series "The Good Lie"

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Third Friday Film Series   "The Good Lie"

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Sponsored by the Social Justice Guild at First E & Co-sponsored by Wells For Hope, Inc. (http://www.wellsforhope.org/) Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie (2014) Feature film detailing an intimate account of how a band of Sudanese orphans survived a bloody civil war (which raged on for more than two decades starting in 1983) and managed to forge a fresh start in America years later. But instead of settling for being simplistic and condescending, this moving story possesses an honesty that compensates for any of the more obvious tugs on our tear ducts. The primary source of this authenticity is a cast populated with South Sudanese actors who captivate without pretense. Won the Deauville Film Festival Special Jury Award, and Heartland Films Truly Moving Picture Award. Doors open 7:00 pm – film starts at 7:30 pm sharp Popcorn and refreshments available We welcome donations - $1 to $10 sliding scale No one turned away Stay for the discussion after the film led by Estelle Ford-Williamson, who co-wrote the book “Seeds of South Sudan” with one of the Sudanese refugees in the film, and member of Wells for Hope. ATTENTION - IMPORTANT!! Unless we find a way to make this series attract more community interest, we (the Social Justice Guild) are thinking this series might end after our April screening. We are soliciting ideas and comments, from now until then, on how you think we could boost attendance and general interest. If you have valued this attempt to show and discuss great films for the past five years, please let us know....and include whether you would attend such screenings in the future. Thanks!
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