ORUCC– Movie Group, Thursday, June 8, 7 pm

Movie Group
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm

Movie Group June 8th, 7 pm
“Good Will Hunting” at Oakwood Village
Discussion to Follow
Hello Movie Fans,
Movie Group will meet on Thursday, June 8th in the Oakwood Village Performance Center at 7:00 pm for the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting” and follow-up discussion for Orchard Ridge folks in Nakoma Room.
The film features the late, great Robin Williams in his only Academy Award winning performance. Not to be missed. 
The dramatic story, based very loosely on a real event at M.I.T., follows the changes that happen to the 20 year old troubled natural genius, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) as he tries to navigate the conflicting interests and personalities of the impervious M.I.T. professor, Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard, who quickly recognizes Will’s genius, Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), Will’s therapist, love interest Skylar (Minnie Driver) and Will’s best friend, Chuckie Sullivan (Ben Affleck).
The Academy Award winning screenplay, written by Damon and Affleck (who both grew up in Cambridge, Mass.) and met in middle school, portray the cultural differences between Harvard/M.I.T. and the working class, deeply Irish Catholicism of “Southie” in a masterful fashion. Although this film got 9 Academy Award nominations, it was up against “Titanic” which got 14 nominations and won 9.
The themes of the film are many and complex: trust/loyalty/betrayal, ambition, friendship and the enduring question of what it means to stand by- even heal- those around you in need. 
The film is rated “R” for language. The use of the f word is pervasive but (Baxter thinks) not gratuitous. But we leave to you, the viewer, to determine the merits of the language in this film.
Comments or questions: Steve Sheets, Doug Loving, Baxter Richardson.
See you on the 8th.