Nine bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for Paula Creamer to finish atop the leaderboard in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic:
The objective, of course, is to squelch scrutiny and hope the issue quickly goes away.
For the city of Maumee, which owns the Maumee Indoor Theatre, to reject a public showing of Twist of Faith doesn't pass the smell test.
To say the Oscar-nominated documentary, set in Toledo, wouldn't be as financially viable as A Lot Like Love, Ice Princess, Sahara, and Monster-in-Law the four films currently showing at the two-screen theater is laughable. Especially since people have offered to help with expenses should the theatre lose money on it.
This is a special film worthy of special treatment. It's not unlike what the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is doing for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the main library is opening at 10 p.m. on July 15 so that it can hand out copies of the book at midnight.
Just because four films were already booked for this week doesn't mean the theater couldn't have fit Twist of Faith into the daily schedule. How about showing it at noon or 11 p.m.? Something is better than nothing.
Talking about the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic church makes some people squirm. And make no mistake, Twist of Faith can be unsettling at times. But, having watched it on HBO, my sense is that it will have a cleansing effect for many.
Compelling and thought-provoking, the story of Toledo firefighter Tony Comes needs to be heard.
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