The monthly Movies That Matter series will screen Erin Brokovich on March 19, 4 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. The host of the series, the UUFDC’s Environmental Justice Team, felt some movies continue to be so relevant that they’re worth seeing again.
An unemployed single mother, Erin Brokovich uncovers a real estate case in which Pacific Gas & Electric has offered to purchase a home while also paying the medical bills of a couple being treated for tumors and Hodgkins lymphoma. Erin searches for the cause of the diseases and finds others in the community who are also ill. The 2000 film was nominated for Film of the Year and won a Golden Globe, and Julia Roberts earned the Academy’s Best Actress award.
The Movies That Matter series examines a wide range of issues, and a discussion follows the free screenings. The series invites consciousness and intellectual inquiry, which is philosophically in tune with Unitarian Universalist beliefs.