Last night I watched Far From Heaven, a surprisingly good drama about tension and change that occurred in the life of a successful family in 1950s Connecticutt just prior to the Civil Rights movement’s big push. Cathy, the wife of a successful business sales executive, is confronted with choices and change as she navigates her way through a series of events started when she discovers her husband with another man. She befriends her gardener, a strong black man in a city still polarized over race. As life moves forward, she is forced to react to the slander and gossip, making difficult choices that in the end cost her much. Definitely a movie I enjoyed.
I also watched Bloody Sunday last Saturday, which was an extremely powerful recreation of the protests and riots that led to the deaths of 13 in Northern Ireland by British soldiers and sparked much of the ensuing violence in Northern Ireland over the next several decades.