Arts, Dining & Entertainment
November 29, 2018

FOLA screens a delightful, romantic comedy

Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.—LUDLOW— “Hello, My Name is Doris” will be the next FOLA movie shown on Saturday, Dec.1 at 7 p.m. at Heald Auditorium at the Ludlow Town Hall.

The film is a 2015 American romantic comedy-drama film about a woman in her 60s who tries to act on her attraction to a younger co-worker. It stars Sally Field in the title role.

Doris Miller is a shy, eccentric 60-something woman, living alone following the death of her mother, whom she has lived with for her whole life. At the funeral, her brother Todd and his wife Cynthia try to persuade her to sell the house, especially the possessions, as she is a hoarder. On her way to work, where she has been doing data entry for decades, she meets new young co-worker John, with whom she is immediately infatuated. Empowered by self-improvement tapes, Doris decides to go after him.

Doris finds ways to get John’s attention; the attempts are frequently combined with daydream fantasies about a passionate love affair between them. Doris creates a fake social media profile in order to find information about John, and discovers that he loves an electropop band that is planning an upcoming concert in the area. Doris buys a CD of the band, which gets John’s attention, and attends the concert, where she meets him and they spend time together.

The band is intrigued by Doris and invites her backstage, where they spend a fun evening meeting young artists in the area. John tells Doris that he and his girlfriend recently broke up over text, and asks her about her love life. She reveals that she was engaged in the past, but had to end it in order to take care of her mother. John gives her a friendly kiss goodnight, and Doris is in love.

As she continues her quest for John you will see that nothing gets resolved in the expected movie fashion. The story will make you laugh, no question, but it will also make you deeply uncomfortable, and we mean that in the best way.

As with all FOLA movies, the film is free and open to everyone; donations are appreciated. Popcorn and water will be supplied. For information, call 802-228-7239 or visit fola.us.

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