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2018 MOVIES

Theme: PROPAGANDA
Jan 2018
The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
A documentary about Leni Riefenstahl, German film director made infamous for her brilliant work in creating propaganda films for the Nazis.
Feb 2018
Their Finest (2016)
Danish director Lone Scherfig directs a British cast in a moving, yet light-hearted drama about filmmakers charged with making an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz of London in WWII.
Mar 2018
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
A Texas duo – US congressman Charlie Wilson and Houston socialite Joanne Herring — give aid to Afghanistan in their war with the Soviets, which later brings unintended consequences.
Apr 2018
Gasland (2010)
A controversial documentary that condemns stimulating production in oil and gas wells by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Shows flaming water taps as evidence of tainted drinking water.
May 2018
FrackNation (2013)
A documentary reveals hardships met by a journalist who questions activists about their efforts to discredit hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas wells, and who interviews small farmers consequently deprived of income.
Theme: CHANGING TIMES
Sep 2018
Peyton Place (1957)
Set in the years surrounding WWII in a New England mill town, where homicide, suicide, incest, moral hypocrisy and scandal belie its tranquil façade. —Wikipedia
Oct 2018
Charade (1963)
In Paris several men pursue a woman whose husband had stolen a fortune, then was murdered. Suspense, chills — and romance, of course — go along with it.
Nov 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Set during the 1940s, a privileged American family’s dysfunction is created by parents living under society’s dictates, against their children’s progressive values.
Dec 2018
Book Club (2018)
Four friends meet monthly as a “book club” to discuss their reading. They happily rekindle romance while reading 50 Shades of Grey.
NOTE:glass of wine

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

  • Exercise improves mood, information processing, makes thinking more flexible.
  • Mentally stimulating activities — such as reading our background articles, observing, analyzing, and discussing the sometimes complex issues presented in film — cause improvements in memory. 🙂
  • For people over 60, light or moderate alcohol intake is associated with better recall of past events, according to a new study. —PsyBlog

    But, why wait!

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