In a world in which screen-to-DVD windows keep getting tighter and tighter, it can be hard for a community group as great as the Macon Film Guild to stay alive, but luckily for anyone like me who lives here, it's actually thriving.
And this month they've scored a real coup with "The Last Station." If you've never come out to see what the group puts together the second Sunday of each month at downtown Macon's Douglass Theatre, this is certainly a golden opportunity to finally do so.
The movie itself, about the last years of Leo Tolstoy, is, from everything I've read, a whole lot more fun than that might sound on its surface. Starring Dame Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy and Paul Giamatti, it's apparently a lively arena of personalities and ideas, and if you turn out for the 2 p.m. showing, you'll see me there, probably up in the balcony.
I was hoping to mention what the next offering will be, but I've managed to lose the bright yellow postcard they send me each month. I do know, however, though that I had to miss it because I had to work, the guild showed Pedro Almodovar's fabulous "Broken Embraces" last month, so it is really on a little winning streak.
Showings of "The Last Station" are at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Douglass, with a discussion following the 4:30 event, so if you live in Macon, please turn out for this fun offering.
And that's all I really have to say today. I will, of course, also be going to see "Iron Man 2" this weekend, most likely on Saturday afternoon, so feel free to check back for my thoughts about that, mostly likely on Monday morning, and have a great weekend. Peace out.