This year’s Soup & Cinema series be held each Sunday in March in the Parish Hall, starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by the film, which will be shown at 6:00 p.m.
March 8th – The Visitor – Soup: Corn Chowder
The Visitor was nominated for an Academy Award for Richard Jenkins as best actor in his role as Walter, a widowed professor needing a change in life. While in New York City he discovers a Syrian and Senegalese couple occupying his wife’s apartment. He becomes involved in their lives and learns from their experience a renewal of interest in life. When one becomes detained as an illegal immigrant, Walter hits his head against a closed system, but finds liberation in world music.
March 15 – Pursuit of Happyness – Soup: Minestrone
The true story about a man named Christopher Gardner who loses everything and ends up homeless with his son living on the streets of San Francisco as he tries to regroup his life. This inspiring story is played by Will Smith and his son.
March 22 – Frozen River – Soup: Squash Soup
On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian Border Melissa Leo in an Oscar nominated role, teams with a widowed tribe member to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Although the work provides the women with much needed money, each trip puts them in increasing danger. This was considered one of the best dramatic films of the year and has won many independent film awards.
March 29 – WALL-E – Soup: Choice of Chicken Noodle or Tomato
Disney and Pixar join together for this computer-animated story about a robot who is searching for a newfound friend. This film is great for the entire family.