O Pioneers! Friday Matinee, January 29

movieThe book, O Pioneers!, is a classic by Willa Cather that connects to the morning book discussion.  You do not have to be a participant in that group to join us for this film.  Please mark your calendar and come see this movie on the large screen in our meeting room starting at 1pm.

Academy Award (r)-winning actress Jessica Lange heads an extraordinary cast in this breathtaking adaptation of Willa Cather’s turn-of-the-century epic saga of settlers carving a home from the wilderness and finding the dreams of a lifetime.

Alexandra Bergson is still a young woman when she inherits the family farm and struggles to carve a home and a fortune from the the windswept prairie. Because of her responsibility to the land and her younger brothers, she must give up her one chance for love – though she’s never forgotten the teenager who stirred her heart, then left to find his future elsewhere. He returns fifteen years later and rekindles within Alexandra a long-buried dream and a new-found desire in this timeless masterpiece of life and love, tragedy and triumph as sweeping as the land and the settlers it portrays.