Wednesday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m. - Lilies of the Field (1963) Starring Sidney Poitier, Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, Stanley Adams, Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis; Rated PG; 122 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.
Sidney Poitier plays Homer Smith, an aimless ex-GI who takes a temporary handyman job at a Southwestern farm maintained by five German nuns. It is the cherished dream of the Mother Superior (Lilia Skala) to build a chapel (or, as she says, a "shapel"). She is convinced that the personable Homer has been sent from Above to help her realize her dream. He protests loudly and rudely, but she will not be dissuaded. How Homer accomplishes her goal, endears himself to the surrounding townsfolk, and avoids an arrest for a previous crime, comprises the heart of Lilies of the Field.
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