luxurious sanctuary for “the elderly and beautiful” in Jaipur, India

Fri, May 18 – Thu, Jun 7

For a disparate group of English pensioners (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup), retirement takes an unconventional turn when they abandon their homeland, enticed by advertisements for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, a seemingly luxurious sanctuary for “the elderly and beautiful” in Jaipur, India. On arrival, they discover that the hotel falls somewhat short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure, but they are gradually won over by the ever-optimistic young manager Sonny (Dev Patel), and tentatively embark on a new adventure, finding that life can begin again when you let go of the past.

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL with Bob & Sally Stoddard, Bob Eppler, and William Grange
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 p.m.
following the 2:00 p.m. screening of MARIGOLD HOTEL

Admission to the Movie Talk is free and open to the public. Admission for MARIGOOD HOTEL is at regular Ross prices. The Movie Talk series is sponsored by the Friends of the Ross.

Bob Stoddard, an emeritus professor of geography at UNL, and Sally Stoddard, a linguist and art photographer, have lived and traveled in India numerous times over the last several decades. While teaching in northern India, they had many opportunities to travel throughout much of the subcontinent. In later years they made several return trips to renew friendships and to visit additional places of interest. Although sketching a rough itinerary of potential destinations, they also made spontaneous journeys to sites recommended by Indian friends. Many of these eleventh-hour decisions involved unexpected lodging experiences and cultural surprises.

State President, AARP Nebraska
Bob Eppler of Omaha is state president of AARP Nebraska. In his role serving Nebraska’s 205,000 members age 50 plus, Eppler chairs the state executive council and provides vision and leadership to help achieve AARP’s local, state and national goals. He retired in 2005 as Superintendent of the Iowa Juvenile Home/Girls State Training School. Eppler has more than 31 years of administrative, strategic planning and programmatic experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Special Education Administration from the University of South Dakota.

William Grange is Hixson-Lied Professor in the UN-L Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film who teaches theatre and film history. The author of nine books, several essays, book chapters, journal articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries, he was recently named Guest Professor for American film and drama at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His other awards include the Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna and a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Cologne.

Lincoln 55+ Summer issue is coming June 1st

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