Movie Night: A Serious Man

FEBRUARY 18 - Movie Night!! Bring popcorn and snacks to share. We watch a great film then chat about it.

We learn from the Book of Job: “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” Such a man is Larry Gopnik. He lectures on physics in front of a blackboard filled with bewildering equations that are mathematical proofs approaching certainty, and in his own life, what can he be sure of? Nothing, absolutely nothing. This movie is set in what I assume to be a Minneapolis suburb, a prairie populated by split-level homes with big garages but not enough trees around them. In this world, Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) earnestly desires to be taken as a serious man, a man striving to do the right thing, but does God take him seriously? "I read the book of Job last night," Virginia Woolf said. "I don't think God comes out well in it." Someone up there doesn't like Larry Gopnik. - Roger Ebert, commentary on A Serious Man - an allegory of the Book of Job.