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February Member Movie Night on Zoom

The Penguin Bloom (2020)

Description of Activity:

Join us for a zoom dinner/movie/discussion night on Tuesday February 21st at 6 PM.

Film:  The Penguin Bloom

This film is based on a true story based on the Bloom family that illustrates life’s joys, challenges, tragedies, and triumph.  You will reflect, cry, cheer, and end with an overwhelming desire to talk about it!

What better way to come together (virtually) than with friends, former colleagues, and family to have a bite and watch a stimulating movie.  Our members love the discussion at the end of the film to share reactions and ideas about the film.  If you watch the film at another time, you can still join us for the discussion!

This is our third award winning festival film this season and you are encouraged to mark your calendar so you don’t miss it or our last film in the series Tuesday April 11th.

Future dates:

Tuesday Apr 11th – GIVING VOICE

Trailer:  The Penguin Bloom

The Penguin Bloom Synopsis:

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a shocking, near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie, they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference on Sam’s life, teaching her how to live again.


As before, we will be using the zoom platform for this event. Once you have registered through the Event Registration on the CRTA website or via email, Ron Jeffery will send you the link to the zoom meeting room along with instructions. If you do not receive the link by February 20th, please contact Ron directly.

Ron will briefly introduce this 135 minute film and will lead the discussion following the film. We expect it will be a thoughtful and stimulating evening.  Our zoom portal will open at 6 PM.

Registration begins:  February 13th

Registration closes:  February 20th


Please note that the film will begin at 6:15 after the introduction and members have logged on.  All will be muted during the film and unmuted for our discussion.  Late arrivals may not be admitted avoiding disruption during the movie. The film will end at approximately 7:50 P.M. (1 hr 35 min)

Discussion will begin at approximately 8 P.M.


THE PENGUIN BLOOM is a film available to watch on Netflix.  If you have a subscription, you can watch an enhanced version on the platform on your own tv.  You just have to search for the film on Netflix.

All other aspects will remain the same.  Those who watch on Netflix will start at 6:15 and we will all get together to discuss the film shortly after it ends approximately 7:50 PM.  Movie length is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

No one is left out! And of course….you can have dinner or popcorn during the film without disturbing anyone!!

Cost: Member – No Charge, Non-member – No Charge

Capacity: 100

Event planner:  Ron Jeffery


Phone: 403-708-3605




Feb 21 2023


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Location Name


Ron Jeffery