Making 'Movie Memories' in Chi-Town
From now on, Chicago is where Movie Memories with Larry Ratliff goes national.
Thanks to Covenant Retirement Communities' Marisa Crean, senior marketing project manager, and longtime friend and former colleague Randy Eilts, Covenant's director of public relations and communications, I'll be performing two Movie Memories presentations in mid-August.
Those of you familiar with my Movie Memories presentations know there are more than two dozen to choose from. Working closely with decision makers at Covenant Village of Northbrook in Northbrook, Ill. and Windsor Park in Carol Stream, Ill., Crean and her team made excellent decisions.
"All the President Men" is the title of my presentation at Covenant Village of Northbrook. Check that title closely. This is not about the 1976 Watergate scandal drama "All the President's Men" that starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
Instead, "All the President Men" dives into the actors who have played the president of the United States, fictional and real, throughout cinematic history; actors such as Harrison Ford in "Air Force One," Kevin Kline in "Dave" and Anthony Hopkins twice. (Can you name the presidents Hopkins portrayed?)
Over at Windsor Park, the focus will be on my presentation titled "A Salute to the Great War Movies."
Tom Hanks will hit the beach in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" and George C. Scott will bellow a famous speech from "Patton." But there is so much more. Samuel Fuller's "The Big Red One" (1980) starring Lee Marvin is a personal favorite. We'll certainly get to a very special, entertaining scene from that one.
So thanks again, Marisa and Randy. I'm looking forward to bringing "Movie Memories" to Chi-Town, I mean, My-Town.