Humanist Explorations - Hobson's Choice

The Humanist Association of Connecticut
The Humanist Association of Connecticut
Public group

Every 1st Saturday of the month

Unitarian Society of New Haven

700 Hartford Turnpike · Hamden, CT

How to find us

We'll be in the library upstairs or in one of the rooms nearby

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This is our monthly discussion meeting, held at 2:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.

In this current era of depressing news, and the state of affairs in civilization, a good laugh and something uplifting is in order for the impending holiday season. This 1954 film from the director David Lean (Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia) tells the tale of Henry Hobson, an overbearing, chauvinistic, and patriarchal owner of a boot shop in Victorian England, and his three daughters. While he rules with an iron hand over the two younger girls, he is less than successful over Maggie, the eldest, who has a will and mind of her own. Join us for this beautiful story and all the surprises it holds, appropriate in this time of ascendant feminism.