Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: The Goodbye Girl

Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: The Goodbye Girl

Sunday, February 16, 2020

1:15 pm

 The Goodbye Girl is a Neil Simon 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Richard DreyfussMarsha MasonQuinn Cummings and Paul Benedict.

Former Broadway hoofer Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) and young daughter, Lucy (Quinn Cummings), are outraged to find that Paula’s former lover has fled to Europe and subleased their apartment to hyper Chicago actor Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss). Neither Marsha nor Elliot is prepared to acknowledge the other’s right to the apartment, but they reluctantly agree to share it. Despite their opposite natures and constant bickering, when Elliot’s play fails, Marsha is surprisingly affected.

Run Time: 1h 51m

Followed by a discussion of the film and Unity principles.

Unity Goes to the Movies was begun by Rod Kennedy 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 also hosted by Rod 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.