Music Got Me Here is the amazing story of Forrest Allen's traumatic brain injury while snowboarding, and his journey back, with the help of music therapy. It is also the story of Tom Schweitzer, founder of A Place to Be Music Therapy in Middleburg,. VA. Forrest and his parents led a discussion after the film. Ticket sale proceed went to the Forrest Stone Allen Scholarship at A Place to Be.
My Octopus Teacher was the PFC's February film, an Academy Award winning documentary about a man's amazing relationship with an octopus. A community discussion on the Human-Animal Bond followed, led by MarineVeterinarian, Dr. Rae Stone of The Plains.
Sadly, the decision was made to cancel January's PFC Third Thursday. Fauquier County remained in "extreme Covid risk:", according to the New York Times Coronavirus Tracker.
The PFC's December 16 film was Rebel Hearts, which shows the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of 1960s LA, as they fight for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful cardinal who tries to keep them in their place.
The Reverend Weston Matthews led a discussion on religious trauma, liberators practice and spiritual friendship. Ghosted Concepts of Haymarket provided barbecue for the $10 dinner.
November's PFC Third Thursday film was the important "In Defense of Food". Maureen St. Germaine led a discussion afterwards on developments in nutrition. The Crest Hill Tea Room of The Plains provided delicious, Covid-safe dinner boxes for $10.
The PFC's very first Third Thursday film was appropriately shown under the stars: David Attenborough's A Life on Our Planet. Chris Miller of the Piedmont Environmental Council led a discussion on conservation efforts in our area. Jason Labrador's Mickee's Eats served delicious Filipino food that sold out at $10.