My Date With Sidney Poitier

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Today I attended a screening of one of my favorite films, To Sir, With Love. It is a part of Film Forum Jr.'s special screenings. I have to saw the theater is charming, the service impeccable, and I just loved the reaction from the audience.

I took my daughter with me on our first classic film experience together. She enjoyed the film and I was in Sidney Poitier bliss watching him on the big screen.

Earlier when I was getting dressed I almost felt as if I were meeting up with him at the screening. Of course I was but not in that way. Seeing a classic film on the big screen is something I love to do and watching one of my favorite films was everything I could imagine.

One of the reasons I love seeing a film over and over is because I catch things that I never noticed before or because of maturity, I understand things that I didn't before. That is the magic of movies. I'm happy to say I caught a few things I didn't notice this time around. That was really neat to discover.

To this screening I tried out a 1967 hairstyle from one of my Dell Purse Books. It was a front up do with the sides pinned back and a flip. I opted out of the flip and slept (sort of) with huge pink rollers to help me achieve the look. Because I have wavy hair and my hair curls easily, I didn't get the polished look that was in the photo (which you can see HERE).

I also discovered that a great deal of teasing has to be done but I didn't want my hair to get in the way of anyone's viewing. All in all it is a nice style but not one of my favorite 1960's hairstyles. I hope to find the one best suited for my face soon. Actually I am eager to but practice makes perfect, right?

I wore a 1940's double heart brooch in theme with the film, my eShakti black skirt, Boden peter pan collared blouse, cropped cardigan and belt from Modcloth, and my handbag from Aldo.

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The film was such a joy to watch again. I love the character of Sir more now than before. Every teacher dreams to be the sort of teacher that changes students lives. Dare I say and I am proud to say that I was of those teachers. Watching the film reminded me of things I experienced then. I am happy to say many of my students still search for me and seek my guidance. Being a teacher, a good teacher. is a special thing. Watching this film again was cathartic for me. Sharing it with my daughter made it extra special.

It was so nice to be in the city on a Sunday morning/early afternoon. I cannot wait to see more screenings at the Film Forum.

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4 comments :

  1. You look so fantastic! Red sings on you, sweet gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. really adorable outfit, red is your color

    retro rover

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  3. Your hair might not be as big as the original, but it's certainly cute! I love the curls and your little bow. This whole outfit is just super cute, especially that cardigan with the hearts brooch.

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  4. Very cool! I had no idea Film Forum was showing this. I saw Lawrence of Arabia there in June. Glad you enjoyed :)

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