Friday, July 22, 2005

Another Hit for the Laguna Beach Film Society

Earlier this year, I cried like a baby viewing the Laguna Beach Film Society movie "Mad Hot Ballroom".

What an unbelievable school program New York City has! 6,000 fifth grade students develop discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem learning ballroom dancing. It was very touching as the dance competition progressed to the finals with those fifth graders making lots of wise and funny comments.

Last night, I cried like a baby viewing the latest Laguna Beach Film Society movie "Saint Ralph". An adorable 9th grader doesn’t want to be an orphan. With his mother in a coma, he outruns everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

Lovers of cinema should mark their calendars each third Thursday of each month. Receptions start at 6 PM with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Those who stay after the film can participate in discussing the movie with guests who have included the film’s director or actors.

The Laguna Beach Exchange Club started this film series and for the last couple years the Laguna Art Museum has sponsored it. Information on the Laguna Beach Film Society is at the Museum’s web site at

One can become a Laguna Film Society member for $150 a year ($125 for Laguna Art Museum members). Otherwise, single tickets can be purchased.


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