An annual staple of our summer adult education offerings has been the Summer Film Series. This year our series will focus on cinematic answers to the question, “What’s the point of life?” In each film, the protagonist is struggling with a version of this question. Some are funny. Some are sad. All will help us engage the questions of life, death, and what we do with what we’ve been given in between.
City Slickers (PG-13)
Mitch (Billy Crystal) is a middle-aged big-city radio ads salesman. He and his friends Ed and Phil are having mid-life crises. They decide the best birthday gift is to go on a two-week holiday in the wild west driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. There they meet cowboy Curly who not only teaches them how to become real cowboys, but also one or two other things about life in the open air of the west.