Catch a Film: Take Two Hours to Lose Yourself

You are hereby granted permission to

See a Film

You can stop squeezing in meager bits of down time and instead carve out a couple of hours to discover, or be carried away by, a good film.

Maybe you “let” yourself have a little “break” to catch the evening news, or play some video games with the kids.
You might make time to cook a good meal, get some fresh air, or even take a hot bath.

All fine and good. You should absolutely spend time on what you enjoy and love each day. Sometimes you have to make your moments count, whether it’s chatting with a friend or sorting through old photos. There’s much you’d like to keep up on.

This isn’t about that.

This is about grabbing more than snippets of time that you squeeze in between all your other responsibilities and plans, and sinking into a space where you can truly sit back, relax and escape–where someone else can do the thinking for you, and take care of all the action and decisions.

You have permission let a stretch of entertainment wash over you. For a full 90, 120, 200 minutes or more. A time where you can live in another land, explore another era, imagine walking in someone else’s shoes…and you don’t have to read about it or talk about it, or work around it.

You can catch a film. What show would you like to see? An uplifiting documentary, a blood curdling thriller, a silly comedy or a sweeping romance?
Grab the popcorn, pick what you’re curious about, and immerse yourself in some other world, someone else’s viewpoint, for a glorious change.

Because we are human, because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live.
― Roger Ebert, The Great Movies III

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