My housemate Katerina Strohschein asked to assist me in selecting the film for the next Dinner and a Doc, which is coming up this Saturday, November 14th, and we eventually settled on The U. S. vs. John Lennon by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld. The film focuses on the political elements of Lennon’s life and music, following his development from pop star to celebrity activist. It also highlights the response of the United States government to Lennon’s politics, relating the ongoing struggles that Lennon had as an outspoken public figure.
Those who are interested in more information can have a look at the official trailer and a video review by A. O. Scott of The New York Times. A complete version of the film is also available.
Our soup for the night will be a broccoli bisque, both because the recipe looks fabulous and also because, well, I just like saying “broccoli bisque”. There will also be homemade pumpkin pie.
As usual, the event will be at my place, 130 Dublin Street, Guelph, and all are welcome, though please email or leave a comment to let me know that you will be coming. We will eat at about 5:30 and begin the film at about 6:00.
Lastly, some people have requested that I give them earlier notice of which films I will be showing on which dates, so, despite the fact that this will require me to know what I am doing more than a week in advance, here is the upcoming schedule for Dinner and a Doc.
December 12th – We will be taking December off, though I may do something a little different instead, so stay tuned.
January 9th – The Price of Sugar by Bill Haney
February 13th – Lost in La Mancha by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe
Match 13th – Man or Aran by Robert Flaherty