*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Ordinary Stories and Extraordinary Bios: Six Films

Three stories about ordinary people:
Sweet Land - A Love Story, 2005. A beautifully filmed romance of a German mail order bride who travels to Minnesota in 1920. With her intended, she confronts the prejudice of a farming community still reeling from the Great War.   
Still Mine, 2013. A farmer, who needs to build a more user-friendly house for his cherished wife of 61 years, is met with resistance by an overzealous government inspector.
Smoke, 1995. Three lives intersect in a Brooklyn smoke shop maintained by a philosophical manager—a burned out writer, a worldly, wise teenager and a father hiding from his past.
Three True Accounts of Extraordinary People:
Temple Grandin, 2010. An autistic youth who, in an effort to calm herself, creates her "hug box”; a way of relieving stress in autistic children. This leads to a more humane way in treating animals, especially in processing plants.  
Tucker the Man and his Dream, 1988. Preston Tucker introduced the sleek Tucker car in 1948, filled with lots of innovations that are standard in the cars we now drive.
The Josephine Baker Story, 1991. She was born in 1906 segregated St. Louis and died with full military honors in Paris in 1976. Why?

Instructor Bio:

Hal Horan is a retired Presbyterian minister who enjoyed pastorates in Michigan, Florida, and Louisiana and who simply loves film and literature. Ed Murray retired to Charlottesville several years ago after a career as a documentary film producer.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A109 Harold Horan Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2 Mo 1:00-4:00 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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