Friday, January 15, 2010

FREE SATURDAY SCREENING

January 16th, 2010
Eternal Youth

3:00 PM


THE NOTEBOOK

Dir. Nick Cassavetes (USA, 2004, 124 mins)


The Notebook, an epic love story centered around an older man who regularly visits an invalid woman. He reads to her from a faded notebook, and though her memory diminishes with each day, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths. His words give her the chance to relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love they shared.

As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is separated by Allie's upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and, when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soul mate and her new fiancé who represents her class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands).

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