From: Lynette Andersen []
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 11:44 AM
Subject: Rotary District 5180 Peace Night at the Movies


The inaugural Peace Night at the Movies was a huge success!  And we’re looking forward to many more “peace movies” to come.  After delicious small plates and wine at Mama Kim’s, we walked just across the alley for a private showing of “The Way” at the intimate Blue Box Theater. 

Rotarians, family, and friends are invited to join us every month.  Admission to the movie is FREE, but space is extremely limited (only 35).  To reserve your spot, you must RSVP to


We meet at Mama Kim’s Restaurant (1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815) for “$5 small plates” and wine (Mama Kim’s opens at 5:30 p.m.), then take a very short stroll to the theater (right across the alley).  The movie will begin around 6:30 p.m.  After the movie, we reconvene at Mama Kim’s for discussion, more small plates (the $5 dessert menu) and drinks. 


Join us next month (we will be presenting one “peace” movie every month) for “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930 version) on November 14, in honor of Veterans Day.  Based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name, it is considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I.  The film is described in the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."  It was the first movie to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director.   Trailer:


December’s movie will be “Joyeux Noel”, date yet to be determined.  In December, 1914, World War I was well under way.  On Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in “No Man's Land” to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.  This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence. Trailer:


Remember, if you’d like to join us, you must RSVP to


Lynette Andersen

Rotary District 5180 Peace Chair

Telephone:  (916) 925-2787

Cell:  (916) 600-9753


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