As a mother of 11 year old twin girls, I was slightly less than jazzed to watch a coming of age movie about girls growing up. I had trepidations of what I would see, what I would hear that girls are talking about these days and hearing from the world around them- about their worth, their place in society, and their opportunities in said society. Not only did Girlhood inform me, it challenged me, and definitely entertained me.
As a fan of the ‘classics’ part of Film Club’s mission statement of course I was interested in this month’s selection of ‘In the Heat of the Night’ even though I’ve never seen it nor even anything with Sidney Poitier. Perhaps it was the healthy representation of our guest hosts the Winchester branch of the NAACP and the Douglas Alumni Association, but we had quite a crowd for a great classic from 1967.