Postponed Until Further Notice – “Mindful Movie Night”
Friday, March 20, 2020
Happy-Go-Lucky (119 mins)
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Just how hard is it to be happy? In this exuberant 2008 comedy from master British writer/director Mike Leigh, Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water) stars as Poppy, an irrepressibly free-spirited elementary school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters, offering viewers a touching, truthful, and deeply life-affirming exploration of one of the most mysterious and often elusive of all human qualities: happiness. Poppy’s ability to maintain her perspective is tested as the story begins and her commuter bike is stolen. However, she enthusiastically signs up for driving lessons with Scott, who turns out to be her nemesis – a fuming, uptight cynic. As the tension of their weekly lessons builds, Poppy encounters even more challenges to test her positive state of mind: a fiery flamenco instructor; her bitter, pregnant sister; a troubled homeless man; and a young bully in her class . . . not to mention that she’s also thrown out her back. How this affects not only Poppy’s world view but also the outlook of those around her begs the eternal question: “is your glass half full or half empty”?
Join Christopher Palbicki and Shona Burke for a discussion after the showing.