Movie Night at the Messiah – THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED screening

The Church of the Messiah

6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 – (845) 876-3533

Movie Night : Saturday, January 12th 7 pm

Messiah will host the screening of the movie “The Music Never Stopped” as part of the regional film series called “Movies with Spirit”.  We are the first Dutchess County location for the series and look forward to showing this wonderful movie.  373314_113340708838743_2118031975_n

There is a voluntary donation of $5 suggested, and if you can bring cookies, cake or fruit , that would be great.  We look forward to a good turnout


The critically and audience-acclaimed true story stars J.K. Simmons (best known as Dr. Emil Skoda in NBC’s “Law & Order”) as an overly critical father who decides to reconcile with his son after more than 20 years when he learns his son has a brain tumor.Henry Sawyer (Simmons) is a 1960s “square” with Bing Crosby-Peggy Lee musical tastes who hates the psychedelic jam band rock music Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) loves.

When Henry forbids Gabriel to go to a Grateful Dead concert, Gabriel runs away.

Twenty years later, Henry and his wife Helen (Cara Seymour) learn Gabriel has a brain tumor.

Determined to make up for lost time in forming a solid father-son bond, Henry researches brain-injury treatments and finds renowned music therapist Dianne Daly (Julia Ormond).

When Dianne exposes Gabriel to the rock music of his a youth, he finally finds words to express himself and regains the ability to have meaningful conversations.

Henry’s own health later takes a turn for the worse, and he determines to let go of his loathing of the music that awakened his son’s consciousness and embrace the joy of loving the child he once drove away.

“A sentimental but deeply felt true story about the healing power of music,” writes critic James Greenberg in The Hollywood Reporter. “Honest and eccentric,” says Ty Burr in The Boston Globe. A “warm, uncluttered, feel-good film,” says Eric D. Snider of “A touching story about the emotional uplift of music, the tenderizing of a family member’s heart, and a father-son reconciliation like nothing you’ve ever seen before; one of the best films of 2011,” say Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Spirituality and Practice magazine.

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