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Sunday Movie Funday

Sunday, June 16, 2019
09:30am - 12:00pm

Good Earth Food Co-Op (2010 Veterans Drive, Saint Cloud, MN 56303)

The Man from Earth – DVDSunday June 16, 20199:30 AMGood Earth Food Co-Op 2010 Veterans Drive, Saint Cloud, MN The Man from Earth is a 2007 American drama science fiction film written by Jerome Bixby and directed by Richard Schenkman. (It stars David Lee Smith as John Oldman, the protagonist.The plot focuses on John Oldman, a departing university professor, who claims to be a Cro-Magnon (or Magdalenian caveman) who has secretly survived for more than 14,000 years. The entire film is set in and around Oldman's house during his farewell party and is composed almost entirely of dialogue. The plot advances through intellectual arguments between Oldman and his fellow faculty members.Professor John Oldman is packing his belongings onto his truck, preparing to move to a new home. His colleagues show up to give him an impromptu farewell party: Harry, a biologist; Edith, an art history professor and devout Christian; Dan, an anthropologist; Sandy, a historian who is in love with John; Art, an archaeologist; and his student Linda.As John's colleagues press him to explain the reason for his departure, he picks up from a reference to Magdalenian cultures by Dan and slowly, and somewhat reluctantly, reveals that he is a prehistoric caveman himself from that precise period. He states that he has lived for more than 14 millennia, and that he relocates every ten years to keep others from realizing that he does not age. His colleagues refuse to believe his story but accept it as a working hypothesis in order to glean his true intentions. John reluctantly reveals that in trying to take the Buddha's teachings to the west, into the eastern Roman Empire, he became the inspiration for the Jesus story. The Central Minnesota Freethinkers would like to use the web based “Meetup” to schedule and announce our events. Please sign up at: