Yes, perhaps it is just another one of those predictable old people love stories but I discovered this on the shelves this week and I can highly recommend it. If you are looking for the kind of story that is beautiful in a very simple, quiet way, that is uplifting and that will make you feel warm and fuzzy, then go and rent Elsa & Fred this weekend.
Pride is a wonderful true story about a group “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners” rallying together to collect donations for rural miners in Thatcher-era England. It follows the story of activist Mark Ashton who sympathized with the miners’ plight: “We’ve been through some of the same things you’ve been through. Look, we raised this money because we want to help you and that’s it.”
I came across this movie one lazy Saturday morning with my Mom. It was one of those moments where you become so captured by something that before you know it it’s basically noon and you still haven’t moved from breakfast or brushed your teeth.
Stories We Tell is a documentary by Canadian director Sarah Polley. In a series of interviews with members of her own family, she seeks to uncover the truth – or some version of it – about her childhood, her paternity, and the myth and mystery surrounding her Mother who passed when Sarah was young.
It was the perfect movie to watch with my Mom; our shared interest in family history, stories and tea only made a wonderful movie more enjoyable!