Saturday, November 7, 2015

ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion Featuring Into the Woods - with David Holbrook, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. Into the Woods is a modern twist on the most beloved of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Intertwining the plots of several stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests, this humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) and the Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interactions with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Into the Woods is about love and lust and everything in between -- romantic love, obsessive love, family love and the need for a loving, functioning community -- as well as the obstacles to genuine love. The motifs and themes appearing in the film emphasize the importance of the mission and work of the ACO, which is to help eliminate the obstacles to experiencing love, work and knowledge in our personal lives and in our society as a whole. It is also the perfect follow up to Dr. David Holbrook’s recent social orgonomy presentation, “What About Love?”