[Missouri-l] final reminder: Accessible World presents Friday night at the movies January 22, 2010
freespirit52 at charter.net
Fri Jan 22 19:32:03 CST 2010
If you're looking for something to do at the last minute, join us.
The cheerful fifties TV sitcom "Pleasantville" is revived in the nineties
for a loyal cable audience. One devoted fan is shy suburban teen David
Wagner, who has an almost obsessive interest in the series. Living with his
divorced mother, David sometimes has disputes with his ultra-hip twin sister
Jennifer. She wants to watch @MTV just when a Pleasantville marathon is
about to begin. They struggle over the remote control, and it breaks.
A strange TV repairman supplies their new remote, a potent high-tech device
which zaps David and Jennifer inside Pleasantville, where their new sitcom
parents are businessman George Parker and wife Betty.
As "Bud" and "Mary Sue," the teens take up residence in a black-and-white
suburbia where sex does not exist and the temperature is always 72 degrees.
Life is always pleasant, books have no words, bathrooms have no toilets,
married couples sleep in twin beds, the high school basketball team always
wins, and nobody ever questions "The Good Life." David revels in
Pleasantville's Prozac-styled peacefulness. He fits right in, but Jennifer's
1990s attitude upsets the blandness balance, painting parts of Pleasantville
in "living color." Repressed desires surface, cracks appear in the fifties
lifestyles, and the Pleasantville populace finds their lives changing in
strange, wonderful ways. It's liberating, but there's also a darker side.
Pleasantville: Described. Audio only, mp3 format.
Tagline: Nothing Is As Simple As Black And White.
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Director: Gary Ross
Nancy Lynn, Group Facilitator
Email: Freespirit52 at charter.net
Date: Friday, January 22, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM PST, 7:00 PM MST, 8:00 PM CST, 9:00 PM EST
and elsewhere in the world Saturday 2:00 GMT.
Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to the Accessible
World Auditorium at:
Select the Accessible World Auditorium at: www.accessibleworld.org
Enter your first and last names on the sign up screen.
If you are a first-time user of the Talking Communities online conferencing
software, there is a small, safe software program that you need to download
and then run. A link to the software is available on every entry screen to
the Accessible World rooms.
All online interactive programs require no password, are free of charge, and
open to anyone worldwide having an Internet connection, a computer,
speakers, and a sound card. Those with microphones can interact audibly with
the presenters and others in the virtual audience. To speak to us, hold down
the control key and let up to listen. If no microphone is available, you may
text chat with the attendees.
Accessible World uses News Wires, like this one, to inform people of the
topic and times for the many Discussion Groups on Accessible World. The
lists are announce only to keep the traffic to a minimum. You can join the
Accessible World Announce List, the Tek Talk Announce List or the Sports
Talk Announce List by completing the form at:
Accessible World Contacts:
Robert Acosta, Chair
Email: boacosta at pacbell.net
Joann Becker, Events Coordinator
Email: joannbecker at pcomcast.net
George Buys, CEO.
Email: buys at talkingcommunities.com
The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit organization, seeks to educate the general public, the
disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them
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