Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Abileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times.
The Help (2011)
Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer
IMDB: The Help
Location: Cambridge Study Center, 5120 S Forida Av #308, Lakeland, FL 33813
Date: January 20th at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Discussion Leader: Lauren Fritz
Film Club: Bring Friends! Bring Snacks!
At Adult Film Nights we screen films that appeal to the serious-minded. These films are often entertaining, but they are always more than just entertainment. These films have a message. Each film is followed by frank discussion and analysis. The worldview of the film-maker, contrasted with a Christian worldview, is always part of that discussion.