Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mr. Pip

Watched this last two nights on NetFlix.  (I rarely can watch a whole movie at once.)  Excellent, and highly recommended. A well-acted, beautifully photographed, thoughtful film about teaching, the power of literature (especially Dickens), crossing racial and cultural divides, courage, and friendship. The young actors are remarkable, and you will laugh and cry, be horrified and inspired.

My favorite scene is where Matilda's mother says, "I am God's witness" and pays with her life for standing up for truth, her community, and her child.  But there are many other heartbreaking ones.

Don't miss this one. 

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