Film Discussions

 

This program has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on non-essential gatherings. It will be rescheduled when conditions permit.

Sundays, 12:00–2:30pm in the Chapel

 

Join us for fellowship and conversation around an assortment of interesting topics. After worship we will gather for a light lunch, then we’ll watch a movie and engage in some lively discussion. No previous knowledge necessary, all are welcome.

RBG

A documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — celebratory and fond, while acknowledging the controversies that swirl around its subject as she continues to issue and provoke opinions at the age of 85. Valuable for its focus on Justice Ginsburg as a champion of women’s rights, what makes this film memorable is its portrait of a woman with an exceptional intellect and a lifelong capacity for staggering amounts of minutely detailed, unswervingly purposeful work.

Mel Brooks’ The History of the World (Part 1)

Human history is traced through a series of vignettes, beginning with cavemen awestruck by their own magnificence. Then Moses (Mel Brooks) receives the tablets containing the “15” commandments, and Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) presides over a madcap Rome with his wife, Nympho (Madeline Kahn).

     Jumping ahead, the Spanish Inquisition softens repression with song and dance, and a few centuries later Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) is fomenting revolution in France.

Jesus of Montreal

Jesus of Montreal details some historical facts about Jesus while also discussing the nature of faith in late-20th century Montreal. An unconventional production of the Passion narrative by a small troupe of players invites suspicion from the local clergy. The players also find themselves oddly involved in the narrative, as events within their own lives begin to parallel the gospel.

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

The United Presbyterian Church

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219

 office@upcbgm.org

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