St. Germaine Movie Night
After the Saturday Vigil Mass, St. Germaine gathers for pizza, sub-sandwiches, popcorn, and other snacks and watches a film specificaly chosen to enlighten, educate, and entertain. It's a wonderful chance to get to know other parishioners, and to enjoy the common bond Christ has formed in us.
This event was originally held to provide a bit of respite for those in grief. However, others wished to attend and the event was opened to all parishioners and guests. This has proven successful in meeting the needs of those in grief and providing a night of fun for the entire parish
The movies often have a them of redemption such as in: Captains Courageous, The Third Grader, A Smile as Big as the Moon, The Brothers, Henry Poole Was Here, and The Spitfire Girl. 'Movie Night' has proven to be successful in building our parish community, a comfort to those in grief, and an enjoyable evening for all!
Upcoming Feature Films are posted a few weeks prior in the parish bulletin and on this website. Email reminders are sent on request. Click the link below for more information, to register your email address, or to RSVP. Movie Night is sponsored by The Shepherds of Compassion. RSVPs are rquested.
Revised 2017-2018 Schedule
|Date||Event||Time||Location||16-Sep-2017||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|21-Oct-2017||Game Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|18-Nov-2017||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|27-Jan-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|17-Mar-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|21-Apr-2018||Game Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
|19-May-2018||Movie Night||5:30 PM||Parish Hall|
Playing November 18th
In 2005, Steve Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a journalist working for the Los Angeles Times. He is divorced and now works for his ex-wife, Mary (Catherine Keener), an editor. A biking accident lands Lopez in a hospital.
One day, he hears a violin being played beautifully. Investigating, he encounters Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a homeless man with schizophrenia, who is playing a violin when Lopez introduces himself. During the conversation that follows, Lopez learns that Ayers once attended Juilliard.
Curious as to how a former student of such a prestigious school ended up on the streets, Lopez contacts Juilliard but learns that no record of Ayers graduating from it exists. Though at first figuring a man with schizophrenia who's talented with a cello isn't worth his time, Lopez soon realizes that he has no better story to write about. Luckily, he soon learns that Ayers did attend Juilliard, but dropped out after two years.
Finding Ayers the next day, Lopez says he wants to write about him. Ayers doesn't appear to be paying attention. Getting nowhere, Lopez finds and contacts Ayers' sister (Lisa Gay Hamilton), who gives the columnist the information he needs: Ayers was once a child prodigy with the cello, until he began displaying symptoms of schizophrenia at Juilliard. Unable to handle the voices, Ayers dropped out and ended up on the streets due to the delusion that his sister wanted to kill him. Without a cello, he has resorted to playing a two-string violin.