It only lasts 40 days (of Lent) so you need to get to St. Albert’s soon for the Friday night fish fry. Parkling is on the street and scarce in Minneapolis. I went for the first and last time. It was a real slice of life with enthusiastic volunteers. This event draws a huge Friday night crowd. The spaghetti was salty but the deserts were all home made by volunteers and worth the trip. The pastor looks and talks like Percy Kilbride as the urges (over the mike) for attendees to buy raffle tickets. Not to be missed! www.saintalbertthegreat.org/
Some came to the Mapping Prejudice program at Or Emet Humanist Jewish Congregation expecting that the focus would be on anti-semitism in Minneapolis but it wasn’t. In fact, redlining and discriminatory racial covenants in deeds were directed against African Americans until federal legislation in 1968. The damage that those business decisions caused haunt us today in the Twin Cities.
Kevin Erdman Sjoberg is a sure bet for an engrossing evening and his Mapping Prejudice presentation more than lived up to expectations. In fact, when I left the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park he was still cornered in the sanctuary. Hopefully he escaped the building. https://www.mappingprejudice.org
MOVIE MAKING with Facebook
Disc 2 with the “Social Network” DVD is almost as good as the movie. How did They Make a Movie of Facebook? It weren’t easy. The talented young actors had little opportunity for bonding but Jesse and Andrew did share a light moment at the vending machine.
Some loneliness was apparent for Jesse in Los Angeles when the rest of the cast spent time with their girl friends. Jesse preferred the filiming in Boston’s winter with snow.
The VanWinkelman Twins played by Armie and Josh (who you don’t see) involving CGI is another intriguing piece of this movie. Also, the rigors of crew rowing in Boston are revealed by Armie.
There’s a reference in trying to be objective about Zuckerberg. “You try to be a jerk but you aren’t,” says one of the characters in the movie. www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com/