LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday morning Zoom Lectionary study will resume on Tuesday, October 5th at 10:00 a.m. We review the lessons for the coming Sunday. The Zoom link will be posted in the E-News.
ST. LUKE'S BOOK CLUB
Our September read is When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. We will meet via Zoom on Friday, September 24th at noon. Diana will lead the discussion.
Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him.
Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one’s past.
October’s read will be Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson – date TBD.
All gatherings for Canterbury Cinema have been postponed until further notice. If you have access to films you might want to order the following that were selected for viewing. We will look forward to the time when we can gather together again.
RBG – the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2018)
RBG is a delightful, inspiring film on the Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, giving us the backstory the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice who has become a pop culture icon. Long before she became known as the Notorious RBG, Ginsberg was a brilliant legal mind who was a courtroom ground-breaker in the battle for women’s rights. We are introduced to a host of friends, family and colleagues of RBG, in an inspiring recap of her life of hard work and determination. The film also recaps the wide-spread discrimination women faced in the work place, and throughout society, in the 1950s.
The Strike (2006)
This fictionalized biopic of a respected Polish labor activist is nicely balanced between the political and the personal. “Strike” tells how the dismissal of aging crane operator Anna Walentynowicz provided the spark for the Solidarity trade union. Solidarnosc would later effectively bring down the Communist government in Poland. The story covers events in the Gdansk shipyard from 1970 through 1980. Anna heads the women’s wing of the shipyard union. The Communist party bosses not only exploit the shipyard workers, but they ignore safety regulations to increase productivity.
On the Waterfront (1954) Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint. 8 Academy Awards
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
The Post (2017) Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks. Nominated for two Oscars. 18 wins, 113 Nominations
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. With the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Kay Graham, owner of The Washington Post, must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance.