Book Group 3 will meet via Zoom on Friday, December 11th at 10:30am to discuss A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell. Marcia Goldstein will lead the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting. New members are welcome. Questions? Please contact Doris Levinson at 202-227-3371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Movie Club will have a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at 1:30 pm. We plan to discuss Pleasantville and Molly’s Game.
Pleasantville was shown on PBS on November 21 at 9:00 pm. The DVD is listed in the catalog of the Fairfield Library, so you may be able to view the movie as a DVD. Molly’s Game is available on Netflix, and its DVD is listed in the catalogs of the Westport and Fairfield libraries.
Pleasantville tells the story of David Wagner, a kid whose mind is stuck in the 1950s. He’s addicted to a classic 1950s television sitcom called “Pleasantville” (reminiscent of “Leave It to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best”). Pleasantville is a simple place, a place where all of its citizens are swell and simple-minded folks, a place where the word “violence” and life outside of Pleasantville are unbeknownst to its inhabitants; things are perfect down in Pleasantville. One evening, the lives of David and his obnoxious sister Jennifer take a bizarre turn when an eccentric repairman hands them a supposed magical remote. After a quarrel between the siblings, they inexplicably zap themselves into the world of “Pleasantville.” Now David and Jennifer must adjust to a 50s lifestyle of repressed desires and considerably different societal values while trying to find their way home.
Molly’s Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.
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A Note from the Travel Committee
Here are just a few websites that you might like to explore. They offer a variety of travel, shopping, and entertainment experiences:
- The Grand Central Holiday Fair is New York City’s most coveted indoor holiday gift fair – 2020 Holiday Fair
- Paris offers the largest concentration of tourist attractions in France, and possibly in Europe. Enjoy its offerings through this YouTube video – Paris Guide
- Watch full episodes and more from PBS’ Great Performances – Great Performances