When people ask me, "What's your favorite movie?" I have no trouble answering. The trouble comes later, when people don't believe me.
"Wait, YOU'VE GOT MAIL is literally your favorite movie? Like, for real? Why?!"
Even when I tell them that I've seen it at least 100 times (and that's a conservative estimate), or start quoting the entire series of emails exchanged by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, people still don't get it. Or maybe they believe me, but they just think I'm crazy. After all, romantic comedies are hardly considered the pinnacle of film.
That is, until Nora Ephron waltzed in and sassed up the place.
Ephron brought an immeasurable amount of wit, insight and vibrancy into Hollywood. From the gripping story of SILKWOOD to the magical sweetness of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, she explored the human heart and always discovered something extraordinary. She introduced us to Harry and Sally, Vinnie and Barney, Julie and Julia. She gave us films that feel like home.
And that's why I can spend the rest of my life rewatching YOU'VE GOT MAIL. That's why I always laugh even though I know the jokes, and I always swoon even though I already know that Meg and Tom will get together. Nora Ephron gave me a film that reminds me, with a hug and a wink, of the joy found in humanity's imperfection. For that, I will always be grateful.
When Nora Ephron passed away on June 26, the world lost a wonderful writer, a talented filmmaker and a whole lotta sparkle. But fortunately for us, Ephron left behind some spectacular reminders of her achievements, and we've decided to screen two of our favorites to celebrate the marvelous impact of her life.
All three screenings will benefit local cancer-related charities. We hope you'll join us, whether you like pepper in your paprikash or not!
Thursday, July 12 7PM Alamo Lamar
YOU'VE GOT MAIL
Benefiting Dell Children's Blood & Cancer Center
Sunday, July 15 1130AM Alamo Lamar
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Benefiting Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas
Monday, July 16 7PM Alamo Lamar
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society