What better way to spend the first day of 2014 than watching a critically acclaimed film and enjoying dinner with your freethinking friends?
From The Washington Post: "the story propels itself along while awakening in viewers some profound emotions." Idris Ella's portrayal of Nelson Mandela is earning raves, including The New York Times' "Mr. Elba's towering performance lends "Long Walk to Freedom" a Shakespearean breadth," and the San Francisco Chronicle's "Elba's performance is commanding and physically meticulous."
Synopsis: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the once segregated society. Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris stars as Winnie Mandela, with Justin Chadwick directing.
Time: We'll meet at 12:30 in the lobby, movie starts at 1pm (runs 2 hours, 19 minutes). Look for your host in her bright red winter jacket. Because it'll probably be crowded that day we'll want to leave enough time to get our tickets.
Afterward: 4 p.m. reservations at Ruby Tuesday in Southdale (salads, appetizers, burgers, pasta). It's right next door to the theater, so we can walk over as a group. Their website, including map and menu:
Make a New Year's resolution to see more good movies with your fellow Minnesota Atheists!