All about Edie.
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 16:15
Following on from my article dated 11th April 18 about the film Mary Magdelene, that you can read by clicking on the link at the end of this article, Lucy Bubb suggested that I might want to draw your attention to yet another film to be shown in cinemas starting on 25th May entitled ‘Edie’.
Once again there is a fee resource Companion Booklet by Damaris Media to accompany the film that looks at some of the issues that occur in the film from a biblical viewpoint. You can download this booklet at the end of the article.
The film focuses on Edith Moore an elderly woman now in her eighties know as Edie (Sheila Hancock), and it tells of Edie’s doubts about entering a retirement home following the death of her husband. She felt that to go into a home would be the end for her, especially as she still held many regrets about not accompanying her father when he planned a climbing trip in the Scottish Highland many years previously.
Edie had so wanted to go with her dad on the climb but at the time her husband insisted she stayed at home, which she did, but she never came to terms with not going on the trip so she decided to do something about it before it was too late. So, almost 30years later she hires a local man to help her prepare for the climb which she knows will be daunting for her. Edie and her climbing guide strike up an unusual friendship and embarks on an adventure that will change her life.
The film Edie creates issues that could be very interesting for group discussions. It tackles having to deal with age, regret and being positive.
To read the article on Mary Magdelene go to: http://muchelmsford.org.uk/blog/article/about-mary-magdalene-234
To download the Edie Companion Booklet, go here: www.themothersunion.org/sites/default/files/files/Edie%20faith%20Companion%20Booklet%20RS.pdf
To watch the official film trailer, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97F2udNHdGk
Posted: 16 May 2018 | There are 1 comments
Comment 1 | From: Lucy Bubb | Date: 24 May 2018, 10:56
It’s on at the cinema at Bluewater from Friday: 4.20pm and 7.10pm. Why not have a trip with your branch?
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