FRESH & DELICIOUS BUFFET LUNCH Join us for a hot lunch catered by Cornucopia. Lunches will include many choices, including vegetarian, with a different theme each meeting for just $10 per person. You may also bring your own lunch. Coffee & tea are provided for everyone. Order lunch here.
LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES!
Our afternoon movies proved so popular last year that we’ll continue with these coming attractions:
October 17 – The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a bio-diverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
Documentary, 92 minutes, 2019.
November 21 – Monsieur Lazhar
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.
Drama, in French with English subtitles, 94 minutes, 2012.
December 12 – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
From PBS, Voice of the People tells the story of Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), a penniless immigrant who arrived in the U.S. during the Civil War. He created two best-selling newspapers (the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York World), became a leading national figure in the Democratic Party and was elected congressman from New York. His competition with Hearst’s newspaper caused both to develop the techniques of yellow journalism that won over readers with sensationalism, sex, crime and graphic horrors. Today, his name is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes.
Documentary, 90 minutes, 2019.
Mah Jongg – Players can arrange their own game or ask to be matched with other players. Bring a 2018 National Mah Jongg League card, available from www.NationalMahJonggLeague.org. If you own a mah jongg set, please bring it.
Bridge – Here is an opportunity to enjoy Bridge with fellow card players. After lunch, you have two hours to play.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
The Wise Years Schedules will be sent to Wise Years members by e-mail (if provided) and will also be online at www.WiseLA.org/WiseYears. To view the schedule, click here. Have questions, suggestions, or want to be a Wise Years volunteer? E-mail WiseYears@WiseLA.org or leave a note in the Wise Years mailbox in the Temple office.