Upcoming at UUVerdugo



Join screenwriter (and UUVerdugo member) Amy Starbin as she introduces her 2014 film "Kelly & Cal," starring Juliette Lewis. Starbin, who recently wrapped principal photography on her directorial debut, "Los Aliens," talks Hollywood meeting upstate New York in this sweet, funny, and transgressive 2014 film.

Kelly, a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Screening begins at 7 p.m./Rated R



Sunday Service: The Sanctity of Sex Ed
Guest Minister: Emmalinda MacLean

 Unitarian Universalists are pioneers in comprehensive sexuality education, offering “Our Whole Lives” classes that flip the script on “traditional” sex ed—focusing on values like self-worth, respect, healthy relationships, responsibility, and justice.  Emmalinda MacLean, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who proudly graduated from the Our Whole Lives program as a 7th grader, believes religiously that accurate, inclusive, respectful conversations are the antidote to the toxic messages about sex that permeate our culture today.

10:30 a.m.


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Getting By with a Little Help from "Los Aliens"

We have so many intriguing people in our church: artists' models, bookkeepers, piano teachers, actual rocket scientists... add to that our own Amy Starbin, who is returning to filmmaking on her own terms with this sweet little calling card known as "Los Aliens," a story about immigrants from different zip codes doin' it for themselves.

The film will star young Ramona Lopez, who is also a star at UUVerdugo. There is a crowdfunding page for this special film that you can find here

Amy was also the screenwriter for the delightful and inclusive/transgressive (core UU values) film "Kelly And Cal," starring Juliette Lewis and filmed in Amy's native upstate New York.


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