Movies and Meaning: Potluck and Film A STAR IS BORN Monday Sept 24th 2018 at 6:30pm



Join us for a Pot Luck Meal at 6:30pm followed by the film at 7:00pm
Suggested Donation $7.00




There have been four versions of A Star is Born - the melodrama about two people meeting each other in the circle of fame, one on the way up, the other down. Each of them is special in their own right - Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson's 1976 version (directed by Frank Pierson) captured the risk of live performance, and faced the shadow side of getting everything you want, echoing the deep tragedy of Judy Garland and James Mason in George Cukor's 1954 version. In a few weeks, the newest version will be released: Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, in which he stars with Lady Gaga. Cooper's vision is being widely acclaimed - so we thought we'd prepare by revisiting where it all began: the 1937 A Star is Born, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March.


Each of these films is an artifact of their time, and each asks questions about what it means to be an artist trying to be a human being, when fame may be too high a price to pay. These themes may matter even more today. So come on over to the White Horse on Monday night - we'll watch a great movie on a big screen in a lovely community environment, and have a conversation about celebrity, power, and how to live better.


Suggested donation $7 - but no one will be turned away for lack of funds (or food!).