Books are great and sitting down to read a good book is still one of the joys of life. But, sometimes, watching the movie is exactly what we need to get into a story. The shorter time investment, the artful use of cinematography, and experiencing powerful performances by skilled actors, all have the power to contribute significantly to storytelling. This summer, we invite you to watch a few good movies and then join us for a Zoom-based discussion, where we’ll unpack the stories presented and dig deeper into how our own stories might be shaped as a result. Each of the chosen movies will be featured as the central stories in some of our Sunday worship services this this.
Join us for A Really Lazy Book Club™ discussion on Sunday, August 2 at 7pm on Zoom. Featured Movie: Coco (more info below) Note: this movie is currently available for streaming on Disney+ and Amazon.
This link will only be active 6:50pm-8:30pm on Sunday, August 2.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Although an animated Disney Pixar movie, the movie has deep themes that provide good fodder for discussion. Set in Mexico during the Day of the Dead celebration, the movie explores family history, conflict and loyalty and questions of should one pursue their dreams when it conflicts with the family’s wishes. People of all ages are invited to join us for the movie discussion.
Coco | Trailer