On April 28th we’ll be watching Children of a Lesser God, a 1986 romantic drama that follows two employees at a school for the deaf: a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship. The movie was nominated for five Academy Awards, with Marlee Matlin winning Best Actress. She was the first deaf actress to win Best Actress, and was 21 at the time, making her the youngest Best Actress winner to date. Runtime is 114 minutes. [Next month, it will be Mr. Holland’s Opus on May 19.]
First English is hosting monthly movie nights on select Fridays in the church library from 7-10 PM using the 100″ screen. We’re asking for a $1 donation per person to defray the cost of copyright license. Participants are asked to bring light food to share. Please use the comment field in the SignUpGenius to list what food/drinks you might bring.