MOVIE FESTIVAL NIGHT AT THE CRTA: WONDER
FIRST CURTAIN CALL
IT’S MOVIE FESTIVAL NIGHT AT THE CRTA!
Description of Activity: Join us for a zoom dinner/movie/discussion night on Tuesday, December 13 at 6 PM.
This is rated PG and is suitable for the entire family!
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!
We will be showing award winning festival films over the next several months and you are encouraged to mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of them!
Tuesday Dec 13th – WONDER
Tuesday Jan 17th – THE SWIMMERS
Tuesday Feb 21st – THE PENGUIN BLOOM
Tuesday Apr 11th – GIVING VOICE
ALTERNATES: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; The Pianist
TRAILER: Wonder Preview
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
This film will stimulate discussion as it highlights the challenges that students and the schools they attend face when confronting the pressures of conformity and how differences are managed on a personal, family and systemic level.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A VIEWING OPTION!
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 December 12th, please contact Ron directly.
Ron will briefly introduce this 1 hour, 53 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: December 6th
Registration closes: December 13th
OPTION ONE – ZOOM
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 maynot be admitted to avoid disruption during the movie. The film will end at approximately 8:10 PM. (1 hr 53 min)
OPTION TWO – NETFLIX
WONDER 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 8:10 PM. Movie length is 1 hour and 53 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
Event planner: Ron Jeffery