First Friday Films at UUSD

The potluck is at 6:00 p.m., the film at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion.
Contacts: Karen & Wayne Lunstead, 302-231-8192
Anne Riley, 302-436-2211

August through December – 2017 (Subject to Change)

August 4 – Taking Woodstock

On Friday, August 4, we will commemorate the 48th anniversary of the famed music festival by showing Taking Woodstock, a 2009 American comedy-drama film about the Woodstock Festival of 1969, directed by Ang Lee. Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber, the comedy follows Elliot who inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. The movie features a standout ensemble case and songs from a score of ‘60s musical icons, making this a joyous voyage to a moment in time when everything seemed possible.

September 8 (Held on Sept. 8th due to holiday weekend) – Eddie the Eagle

Inspired by true events, this is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski jumper who never stopped believing in himself, even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sport fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics

October 6 – Spotlight

This is the true story of how the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and decades-long cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2015.

November 3 – Princess Bride

A fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it’s an enchanting classic the whole family will love! 

December 1 – Elf

A true holiday classic! Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. The adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.  As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.