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Mrs. Miniver (1942) Discuss and Socialize
1942's Best Picture stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in this romantic war drama depicting how an English family's comfortable life is turned upside down by World War II. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force. Mrs. Miniver won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (William Wyler), Best Actress (Greer Garson), and Best Supporting Actress (Teresa Wright) and deserves every one of them in spades! In 2006, the film was ranked number 40 on the American Film Institute's list celebrating the most inspirational films of all time. In 2009, the film was named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically" significant, and will be preserved for all time. The credits for this black and white classic include: • Production Co.: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer • Story: Novel of the same name, published in 1940, by Jan Struther • Screenplay: Arthur Wimperis and George Froeschel • Director: William Wyler • Producer: Sidney Franklin • Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Witty, Reginald Owen Based on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Miniver and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035093/ The event is free; however, we ask that you register in advance, here on this page or at www.SonomaLibrary.org/Sebastopol . Those who wish, are welcome to bring non-messy finger snacks and/or non-alcoholic beverages to share. This event is not suitable for children or pets (other than service animals for the disabled). Please arrive a few minutes early (socialize, if you wish) or, at the latest, by 2:30 p.m.. You're welcome to leave quietly whenever you wish (preferably at the intermission or end of the movie). We hope you'll attend, but if you do need to cancel an RSVP, we ask that you please do so as soon as you know you will not be attending—preferably at least 48 hours before the event. See you then, Steve

Sebastopol Regional Library

7140 Bodega Ave · Sebastopol

What we're about

This Meetup is for people who enjoy classic movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 30's and 40's, and who would like to meet others who share that love. We view classic films together; discuss, analyze, and critique classic movies; and socialize (share food, refreshments, and conversation)—mainly in the San Francisco North Bay.

The group was originally for 50+ singles, but is now open to everyone.

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