Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in The International (2009)

2010 Movies

Spring Theme: READING FILMS

Jan 25, 2010
The International (2009)
Mar 29, 2010
Spellbound (1945)
An Interpol agent (Clive Owen) and a US attorney (Naomi Watts) seek to bring a powerful global bank to justice. Their investigation of illegal activities takes them to Berlin, Milan, New York, and Istanbul. Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) arrives to replace the outgoing director of a Vermont mental hospital, but Dr. Constance Peterson  (Ingrid Bergman) believes he is an impostor.  Edwardes confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot remember anything.
May 01, 2010
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
May 20, 2010
Luther (2003)
Greer Garson received her 2nd Oscar nomination for her moving portrayal of Edna Gladney, a woman who defies social convention to aid foundling children after the Depression. She successfully petitions the state to overturn laws that discriminate against children born to unwed mothers, and establishes the Gladney Center for Adoption. Dr. Martin Luther (Joseph Fiennes), German Professor of Theology and Augustinian Priest, criticizes materialistic practices of the Catholic Church in the 16th century, which leads to the Protestant Reformation.
Fall Theme: READING FILMS

Oct 14, 2010
Avatar (2009)
Using an avatar identity, a paraplegic US marine (Sam Worthington) infiltrates a native tribe on Pandora moon. Falling in love with a member of the tribe, he fights a US corporation’s efforts to take over the tribal lands. Directed by James Cameron, this science fiction film employs extensive new technologies and CGI to create the highest grossing film in US history. Sigourney Weaver, a frequent star in sci-fi movies, plays the role of scientist Dr. Grace Augustine.

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The right combination of exercise, learning, (and wine) can improve memory.

Exercise improves mood, information processing, makes thinking more flexible.
Mentally stimulating activities cause improvements in memory—such as reading our background articles, and analyzing and discussing the sometimes complex issues presented in film. 🙂

For people over 60, light or moderate alcohol intake is associated with better recall of past events, according to a new study.
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