Movie, Munchie, & Mingle Meeting Thursday 5/23/19 movie: "Lilies"

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Ray Of Hope Church

380 West 1st Street · Elmira, NY

How to find us

Come to the small door on the far right on the front of the building on the West 1st Street side.

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Come out and enjoy meeting new friends, have a snack, and see the movie "Lilies." From Wikipedia: Lilies is a 1996 Canadian film directed by John Greyson. It is an adaptation by Michel Marc Bouchard and Linda Gaboriau of Bouchard's own play Lilies. It depicts a play being performed in a prison by the inmates.

The film screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance, and received critical acclaim; it was nominated for 14 awards Genie Awards at the 17th ceremony, winning 4, including Best Picture.
Lilies is set in a Quebec prison in 1952. Jean Bilodeau (Marcel Sabourin), the local bishop, is brought to the prison to hear the confession of Simon Doucet (Aubert Pallascio), a dying inmate. But Doucet in fact has a very different revelation for Bilodeau: he has enlisted his fellow inmates to stage a play set in 1912, when Bilodeau and Doucet were childhood friends.

The entire plot has many layers. To read more about it click here:

We now have 277 “members” to this Meetup group!!!! Come out, come out, wherever you are, bring snacks and / or beverages. There is no charge for this event. Donations to our host, Ray Of Hope Church are always welcomed. Please RSVP below so others know people attend these events. We have a little motto: “Let’s put some feet to the street and actually meet and greet this week.” This is what the “meetup” concept is all about. We hope to see you there.

Hosted by Ray Of Hope Church, the only church in Central NY started and consistently supported by the GLBTQIS++ Community for 36 years.

See the official trailer for Lilies here: