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Second Sunday Cinema


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


With this charming, funny and heartfelt film, Second Sunday Cinema closes out a full eight years in Clearlake.  We re-open in the Kelseyville Methodist Church on Jan. 11 – as always, on the 2nd Sunday of every month, but at 3 pm.


This delightful film, starring Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson & Maggie Smith, was listed as one of “the most spiritually literate” films of 2012 by the website, Spirituality and Practice.  But no heavy-handedness here!  Instead we join a small group of English retirees who cannot afford to fade away in rainy old England.  So they sign up to move into what they expect to be a luxurious hotel in sunny India—and indeed, it was once the palace of a raja.  But it has seen better days, as has so very much in India.  And these English people have seen better days as well.  

Some of them are determined to hold on to those “better days” – at the expense of the present.  But others find ways to open to exciting new possibilities in an old and exciting land. Seen from a certain perspective, these folks, with varying degrees of eagerness and consciousness, embark on a Quest:  a Calling, an adventure into the unknown that will, for the few, lead them into unanticipated, joyous new life.


“Unless one says good-bye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and eventual extinction.” ~ Jean Dubuffett


“An absolutely spectacular heart-warming film about old age, the joys and regrets of life, and an affirmation of the worth of life. Beautifully acted, written, and directed. You will laugh, cry, and feel good about yourself by film's end.” –Netflix reviewer


WHERE: (For the last time) Clearlake United Methodist Ch, 14521 Pearl Av

WHEN: Sun. Dec 14; Doors at 5:45; Film at 6PM. Info: 889-7355

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