Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Sunday, July, 21
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 romantic comedy about the clash of two cultures. It was written by Nia Vardalos, who also stars in the film as Toula Portokalos, a middle class Greek American woman who falls in love with non-Greek upper middle class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Ian Miller played by John Corbett. The film became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.
Toula works in her family’s restaurant, Dancing Zorba’s, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP and dreamboat. They date secretly for a while before her family finds out and her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula’s large Greek family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.
Run Time: 1h 35m
Followed by a discussion of the film and Unity principles.
Unity Goes to the Movies was begun in April 2011 at The Unity Center of New York City for the purpose of showing movies that illustrate life lessons and instruct. It is hosted by Rod Kennedy who selects films that are drawn from the opus of movies made in Hollywood over the years that have come to influence and define our culture.
Much like the stories that were incorporated into the Bible, some of these movies are modern teachable moments about every day life that can instruct us on our spiritual path. After each movie, Mr. Kennedy hosts a discussion where everyone gets a chance to offer his or her insights and comment about the film.