Member Picks showcases the movies that inspired the Moxie’s biggest supporters.
Every month, one member picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
March 18: Three Colors: Blue (1993), picked by Argelia Segovia
April 15: Silverado (1986), picked by Shirley & David Hutchison
May 13: Monterey Pop (1967), picked by Cathy & Alex Primm
August 12: My Own Private Idaho (1991), picked by William Burk
· What do you love about this particular film, and why do you want to share it with others?
"I watched this movie when I was in high school, in Mexico City. It was featured in the auditorium of the school, and I remember that the venue was full. At that time, I was taking both Greek and Latin. Before watching the movie, my professor of Latin was able to transcribe the “Song for the Unification of Europe,” a piece from this movie. In class we practiced our translation skills by writing the lyrics of the song into Spanish, our mother tongue. I remember enjoying the sense of satisfaction after I translated the song, at the same time I was mesmerized by the meaning of thelyrics: so simple and so beautiful at the same time. On the other hand, this movie explores several possible forms of love: love to the partner, love to the family, love of pleasure, platonic love, maternal love, friendship, love for music, etc. All these manifestations are complex, and the movie reflects the intricate way in which all the characters experience this feeling. Also, the photography is fascinating!"
· Why movies? Meaning there is a lot to do with your time.. what is it about movies (or moviegoing) that you find essential/useful/beneficial?
"Since very early age I developed a passion for films: when I was a child, I watched movies that showed me how people from different parts of the globe experienced in their lifetime. Social inequalities were some of the elements that impacted me the most when I was a child. During my teenage years, movies transported me to other places, different cities, and I also started a cultivate a fascination for French movies. This inspired me to learn French."
· What's the thing you like best about being a member?
"Going to the movies anytime I can and get the free popcorn."
· Favorite Moxie memory?
"The first time I went. I remember that it was so refreshing."
· What are the "three benefits" of coming to the Moxie?
· Anything else you would like to add?
"Thank you guys for being here in Springfield. You really make a difference!"