Unity Goes to the Movies Hosted by Rod Kennedy: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sunday, September 17th, 1:30 pm

Free Admission

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2011 British comedy-drama film based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things, by Deborah Moggach. It features an ensemble cast including Judi DenchMaggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. The film follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Run Time: 2h 4min

 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.