Running on Empty
Sunday, November 18th
Staring River Phoenix, Christine Lahti and Judd
Hirsch. The Popes are a family who haven’t been able to use
their real identity for years. In the late sixties, the
parents set a weapons lab afire in an effort to hinder
the government’s Vietnam War campaign. Ever since
then, the Popes have been on the run with the
authorities never far behind. Today, their eldest son
wants a life of his own although he is aware that
would mean that his parents would either get caught
or he will never see them again.
The main point of the movie is to make people aware
of how the actions/decisions they make can hurt other
people, including themselves. People often make rash
decisions without thinking about the long term
consequences their actions cause for themselves and
Run Time: 1hr 56min
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.