Last night was a blast watching Singing in the Rain behind the new Center for the Arts (C4A) on campus.
While I couldn’t stay for the whole screening, I loved watching the iconic moment-in-time ON screen (the transition from silent films to “talking pictures”) AND sweet moments OFF screen as freshmen and sophomore students intermingled with juniors and seniors from every discipline critiquing the antiquated notions of workplace romance. I left before the film was over but I’ve been thinking about other themes in the classic – the awkward process of adapting to new circumstances and its impact of the journey through self doubt, experimentation, hard work, and collaboration. (Mr. Chidel, I see what you are doing there!) I hope our sweet students were paying attention to those storylines too.
The curated classic film series continues in October. Kudos to Mr. Chidel, all the MSA Cinematic Arts Booster parents who volunteered, Shannon Morgan Miller for all her work always, and especially Justin Brown, Cine Arts Booster President for organizing this gathering of film watching, safe outdoor student socializing, parent bonding, and letting art do what it does – help us reflect on our human condition.
Feeling grateful, Michelle