Friday Night at the Movies: Out of Africa

Out of Africa

November 15th, Movie Night at the "Slowdance Film Festival" continues with the 1985, Sydney Pollack classic Out of Africa. A study of the life of Danish noblewoman and storyteller Karen ('Isak') Dinesen Blixen (played by Meryl Streep), from her marriage and departure for Kenya in 1913 until her return to Denmark in 1931. As she struggles to maintain a coffee farm through various challenges and disasters, and strives to improve relations with the local natives, her marriage of convenience to a titled aristocrat (played by Klaus Maria Brandauer) gradually gives way to an enduring romance with the noted hunter and adventurer Denys Finch Hatton (played by Robert Redford).  Come see the film that won SEVEN Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Best Cinematography (on the Safford Big Screen, wow!) and cemented Meryl Streep's place in acting history!

Since space is limited, please sign up in the church office starting 11/1.      A $2.00 donation is suggested.  Discussion led by Sue Thornquist.

Location: 
Safford Home
Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:30pm

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