It's Movie Festival Time!
As part of The Good Life with AARP series...AARP St. Louis is proud to sponsor the St. Louis International Film Festival presented by Cinema St. Louis. The festival is open now through November 21st and films can be screened anytime during this time frame. This sponsorship provides AARP members and their friends & family the opportunity to register for one or both films listed below at no charge.
While these films may be offered for viewing in a theatre during the festival, these free screenings are only available virtually through the platform provided by the festival.
Jack London's Martin Eden
Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of wealth and refinement. To view a trailer of this film, CLICK HERE
Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story
“Medicine Man” recounts the incredible life story of Stan Brock, a British-born Amazonian cowboy turned U.S. TV star, who sacrificed everything to bring free healthcare to people in need.
Brock’s remarkable journey began in his native England. Hailing from a poor family, he was talented enough to receive a scholarship to a prestigious school, but after relentless bullying by the well-to-do students, Brock punched one of his tormentors and was booted from the institution at age 14. Following his family to British Guiana, he soon became a young cowboy — and eventually supervisor — on the largest cattle ranch in the world. While living in that remote corner of the Amazon, a seed was planted that would bloom much later: Because a 26-day trek on foot was required to reach any sort of medical care, Brock first recognized the value of accessible healthcare.
“Medicine Man” is at once a heartwarming tribute to the unifying power of volunteerism and an exploration of a perennial outsider’s search for meaning through giving of himself. To view a trailer of this film, CLICK HERE
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