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Shared Learning provides a monthly screening and discussion of a full-length movie. The movies are free and open to members and non-members alike. Here is the schedule for the current academic year:


“Let’s Go to the Movies”*

2nd Fridays at 9:30 AM in Sanctuary
Shared Learning of Chapel Hill
Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill 27514

Friday, October 13 “The Aviator”
Friday, November 10 “A Man Called Ove” [Swedish]
Friday, December 8 “It’s A Wonderful Life”
Friday, January 12 “Waking Ned Devine” [Irish]
Friday, February 9 “Dial M for Murder”
Friday, March 9 “The Fall”
Friday, April 13 “The Imitation Game”

Synopses of all seven movies are shown below. You may download the schedule and synopses as a 2-page flyer to distribute to friends.

*Scheduled Movies may be changed based on availability.

Movies are free to Shared Learning Members, their Friends, and the Public.

In addition, a related course called The Movie Experience is available to Shared Learning Members. Members may wish to examine the course site here: The Movie Experience Course Website

“Let’s Go to the Movies”—Film Synopses

The Aviator (2004) Dir: Martin Scorsese

Tycoon Howard Hughes is a successful director of big-budget Hollywood films, a passionate lover of Hollywood’s leading ladies, and an aviation pioneer. But in private, he suffers from paralyzing phobias and depression. The higher he rises, the farther he has to fall. Starring Leonardo de Caprio and Cate Blanchett.

A Man Called Ove (2015) Dir: Hannes Holm

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Starring Rolf Lassgård and Bahar Pars.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Dir: Frank Capra

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

Waking Ned Devine (1998) Dir: Kirk Jones

When word reaches two elderly best friends that someone in their village has won the Irish National Lottery, they plot to discover the identity of the winner. Starring Ian Bannen and David Kelly.

Dial M for Murder (1954) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant Plan B. Starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly.

The Fall (2006) Dir: Tarse Singh

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman tells a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. Starring Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru.

The Imitation Game (2014) Dir: Morten Tyldum

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the German’s “Enigma” code with help from fellow mathematicians. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly.