UUCC Film Forum – “A Single Man”

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/15/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
UUCC

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 PM

“A Single Man” (2009) Drama/Romance
Run Time: 1 hour 41 minutes
Starring Colin Firth
Director: Tom Ford
Music: Abel Korzeniowski
Based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel
Screenplay by Tom Ford & David Scearce
Music: Abel Korzeniowski
Nominations include an Academy Award for Best Actor

Brief Description per imdb.com: An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

The Plot Summary, per Huggo at imdb.com
It’s November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim’s family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class.