Sunday, August 19, 2018
The Winslow Boy is a 1948 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play The Winslow Boy. It stars Robert Donat, Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Margaret Leighton. Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age, The Winslow Boy is based on a father’s fight to clear his son’s name. When his son is expelled from Osborne Naval College for supposedly stealing a five-shilling postal order without receiving a fair trial, his father leads a long running legal battle that takes them as far as the House of Commons.
The play focuses on a refusal to back down in the face of injustice – the entire Winslow family and the barrister who represents them make great sacrifices in order that right be done.
Run Time 1h 57 min
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.