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When: Friday, February 15,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Stone Creek
140 E 27th St. (3/Lex)
New York, NY 10011
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NYCA FILM CLUB PRESENTS FREE FILM:
‘Defending Your Life,’ Albert Brooks/Meryl Streep Fantasy
Friday, Feb. 15
Examines: Do We Live Our Lives on the Basis of Fears?
WHAT: NYC Atheists Book & Film Club
Romantic comedy/fantasy film,
“Defending Your Life,”
starring Albert Brooks and
Meryl Streep. Discussion
WHEN: Friday, February 15, 2013
6 - 6:30 p.m. HAPPY HOUR
6:30 = Movie starts
WHERE: STONE CREEK BAR & PUB
140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex)
COST: Free, but we ask you to purchase
some food/drink to compensate
Stone Creek. Their knoshies,
sandwiches are tasty.
Dr. David Orenstein, host of the NYC Atheists Book and Film Club, presents “Defending Your Life,” a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who dies and arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears on earth in order to advance to the next phase of life or be sent back to earth to do it all over again.
The film examines the irrationality of most of our fears and how they interfere with our living a good life. While Atheists reject the whole idea of an afterlife, this fantasy, graced by Meryl Streep and Rip Torn, brings home the idea that life on earth could be better if we divested ourselves of some irrational fears.