Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Jim and I love movies, so we decided to do a movie project: every week, watch one film about (and filmed in) a different state. I’ll record our notes here.

First up: Alabama (Selma)

Category: Historical Drama

Favorite Quote:

“It is unacceptable that they use their power to keep us voiceless.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Three words to describe this film/state: Negotiate, Demonstrate, Resist

Best ‘Extra’: Angry Marcher, played by Dexter Tillis

State recipe we tried this week: Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Noodles

Character for whom I’d like to create earrings (hereafter referred to as ‘Earring Inspo Character’): Coretta Scott King

Other Notes: A powerful film, learned a lot. My world and American history knowledge is shamefully atrocious…ask me anything about art history, but my lack of history knowledge otherwise will forever keep me off Jeopardy. We have a new appreciation for the people of the Deep South and the incredible struggles many went through to obtain basic human rights. This country still has a long way to go in many respects. I know it’s cliché, but everyone should see this film.

Grade: A

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/fifty-states/alabama

Next up: Alaska (Big Miracle). Follow along to discuss! Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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