Have you ever come across a movie that just left you feeling indescribably good? Or a movie that made you stop and think about life around you, the people you see everyday or don’t see, or even your own actions? That one film where you just had to tell someone about what you discovered? These are all components to what makes a Heartfilm. COR sets aside a night once a month for people to come and share an experience together in front a movie screen. There’s sure to be laughter, sometimes tears, the must-have popcorn and great conversation.
A new year is already here! And with a new year comes a new line up for the much anticipated 2012 Heartfilms. At least in my head they are much anticipated. The official 2012 list of films along with the full year’s list of dates can be found on COR’s website at www.corhome.org/heartfilms with an accompanying Heartfilms 2012 trailer for your viewing pleasure.
I’ve noticed an odd thing during the past 7 ½ months I’ve been pregnant. When you’re pregnant, you tend to think about babies… a lot. I dream about babies and little baby feet protruding from my belly. I take extra time to ooh and aww over friend’s babies calling them the cutest things even though I’m convinced mine will be cuter. I make my husband walk with me through the baby section of stores whether he wants to or not, usually not. If you ask me, pregnancy is 9 months of a single obsession…babies.
So who would like to take a guess at the name of this month’s Heartfilm? It’s “Babies!” This a wonderfully made documentary following the first year of life of four little ones in four different countries. The director shares these four beautiful and fascinating individual journeys without using words or narrative. It’s amazing how different an environment can be where a child is raised but still so many similarities remain. I love this approach to documenting not only the various cultures but the telling of a universal right of passage, the first year of life. So come join us for this year’s first Heartfilm, “Babies.”
Heartfilms will be held at the COR offices on Tuesday night, January 24th at 6:30pm. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at gro.e1368900938mohro1368900938c@sml1368900938iftra1368900938eh1368900938. For directions and more Heartfilm information, I’ll refer you to the website again at www.corhome.org/heartfilms. Here is to another year of wonderful friends and fantastic discussions that 2012 is sure to bring.
Just in case any of you were wondering, I’m still around. Haven’t popped yet. Almost week 39 and baby is still snug as a bug in there. The nesting instinct is in full swing with my washing all the walls in my house for the first time in 2 years and my having the baby clothes organized by size and use.
With motherhood imminently approaching, I’ve switched from reading all my pregnancy books to “child’s first year” books which have confirmed my belief that Ben and I have no clue what we’re getting ourselves into. I can have all this knowledge and an idea about how I think things will go, but there’s no way to really know. This is often confirmed when friends and family roll their eyes at some of Ben’s comments such as, “I’ll have a lot of free time to get things done just staying home with the baby.” And while we’re ecstatic and ready to jump into this adventure, we have hesitations and concerns I’m sure a lot of first time parents encounter. We feel very fortunate that we’re surrounded with such wonderful support with our family and close friends. Just looking forward to finding our niche as parents. And it’s always comforting to hear that people survive these babies that they have. There’s hope for us then, right?
In a similar way, this month’s heartfilm, Kinky Boots, is also a story of jumping into the unknown and finding that niche. This film is a wonderful British comedy based on a true story of a northern England town’s shoe factory. When a reluctant son, Charles Price, takes over his father’s shoe business after his father’s death, he learns the factory has been failing for some time. He stumbles across a drag queen and cabaret singer, Lola, and discovers her industries inadequate supply of appropriate footwear. Through the collaboration of Charles, Lola and the factory’s employees, they create a new and sexy product aimed at the needs of Lola’s fellow show girls. It’s all about a group of people taking a chance on the unknown and finding their niche, not only in the shoe factory but also in life. It’s a great story that will have you laughing.
So come join us for this month’s heartfilm, Kinky Boots, on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30pm at the COR Offices. I may or may not be attending depending on my if my son decides to make an early debut or not. But I have left the film in capable hands and there will definitely a great time to be had. For more information about the film or directions to COR, please feel free to visit the website at www.corhome.org/heartfilms. Also, any questions or comments you can always contact me at gro.e1368900938mohro1368900938c@sml1368900938iftra1368900938eh1368900938.