Christmas reflections of a sixty-one-year-old guy in central Michigan
What to buy baby-boomer parents: A subscription to Netflix

Denzel Washington movie "The Great Debaters" was hard to watch

I was disappointed by the size the audience at one of the first showings of "The Great Debaters" last night at Celebration Cinema in Lansing, Michigan.  Maybe a third of the seats were filled to see a movie about the roots of the fight for civil rights in this country.

It tells the story of the early life of civil rights leader James Farmer and his involvement with a debate team at Wiley College in Texas. 

The story is compelling and it sheds more light on a part of our culture that most white people don't want to talk about.  I'm no expert on what makes a movie worthy of an Academy Award.  But, in my opinion, this certainly deserves consideration.

I'm glad we went and I will certainly order on our new Netflix subscription which our son gave us for Christmas.

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