The program, which began in Sept. 2005, follows a very simple format and is held the first Thursday of month at 7:00 PM in the Nativity Center. The participants view a film, which they have chosen and then discuss it with particular emphasis on how the film relates to our faith and values. Many of the participants provide a variety of delicious refreshments (including popcorn!). The sessions have proved to be both enjoyable and stimulating. All in the parish and in the community are welcome to attend.
FILM NITE Presents:
March 2nd, Nativity Center, 7:00pm
Sully" is based on the real story of Flight 1549, when Canadian geese flew into the U.S. Airways Airbus' engines. Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success. Hanks is in his element conveying the understated heroism of the aviator whose 2009 feat in landing his plane on the Hudson River after it was crippled by a bird strike -- and saving all 155 souls on board in the process -- gained him instant fame.
Even as the public was embracing him as a hero, however, behind the scenes Sullenberger was being second-guessed by a team of federal investigators led by somberly suspicious Charles Porter (Mike O'Malley). In fact, the early stages of the National Transportation Safety Board's inquiry seemed to suggest that the aircraft's engines had not been totally disabled, as Sullenberger asserted, and that a much safer landing could have been made at any one of three nearby airports. When Tom Hanks gave up being the captain of a ship ("Captain Phillips") to captain a plane, he made a wise career change. Eckhart compliments Hank's performance; it's almost a tug-of-war over who can be more humble or the nicest guy in the room.
It is a deeply humanistic movie in the best possible way. Hanks convey the pilot's overwhelming sense of responsibility, of personal duty and diligence. It's a bravura performance. Year of Release: 2016
Running time: 96 minutes