Thursday, April 13 2017

Apr 13

Film: Hello My Name is Doris

04.13.2017 6:00 pm

Hello My Name is Doris
Michael Showalter, 2015, 1h 35m

Presented by Coming of Age Film Series

6:00pm - Reception
7:00pm - Film screening

Theme: Intergenerational

Funny does not come anywhere close to how hilarious Sally Fields portrays the sexual ambitions of an ordinary middle aged clerical woman. But there is a humanity in her ambition to find love. A yearning that knows no age barrier. The humor comes out because we relate to her as she experiences the loss of her mother and while balancing on the verge of a hoarding disorder. But despite this quiet psychological turmoil, the protagonist builds a bridge for us--the audience--to look into the precipices of hope and then to safely return back into our own reality. The portrayal of a fantasy is done with such subtlety that it allows the female protagonist to come out a stronger better person despite, or because of the humor.

Film introduction by Mario Garett, Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University. 

Admission is FREE for all screenings with RSVP

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