Come on over to the Chapter House for snacks and a movie (tentatively scheduled for April 18 at 4 PM).
We’ll watch a favorite of Pastor Chris, “A Man Called Ove,” and also eat junk (or healthy stuff if you bring it). (Actually, bring some things to nosh on, healthy or junky).
One comfort note: The chairs at the Chapter House may not be comfy enough for you. Think about bringing a seat cushion, or maybe a bean bag chair.
About the film:
A Swedish comedy-drama film released in Sweden in 2015, “A Man Called Ove” is based on author Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book by the same name. It was nominated for six Swiss awards (it won two) and for two Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards.
Ove is an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing homeowners association rules and visiting his wife’s grave. He’s finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
Some helpful details:
The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 56 minutes. The movie is in Swedish and has English subtitles.
Parent’s guide and/or concerns: Rated PG-13 for moderate thematic content (related to death in general), some brief, potentially disturbing images, and language, mainly the use of two moderate curse words a few times (in the subtitles and not spoken out loud). The film features several quasi-comedic failed suicide attempts that may be disturbing to some viewers.
A link or two for you…
Here’s the International Movie Database link for the movie.
And here’s the Wikipedia link.