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The Lompoc Vision

“Good News You Can Use.”


JULY 2019


ach week we view international and independent films as well as documenta-

ries of note. The byword is eclectic. There is no charge but donations for cof-

fee and snacks are welcomed. Film suggestions? Contact Rosemary at 805-

200-4076 /


Our location is 104 S. H Street, LVDC Headquarters. (This is a generously avail-

able space and does not indicate political bent.) Instead of a television, a projector

and large screen will be used. A bigger picture with full sound! Still on Saturday

nights at 7 pm. Back door only; open at 6:40 pm. Find us on Facebook under Lom-

poc Films.

July 6 -

Land Ho! Iceland. 2014. Comedy/Adventure. One hour 36 minutes. Direct-

ed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz. Stars include Paul Eenhoom and Earl Lynn

Nelson. In a bid to gain life perspective, retired Mitch persuades his ex-brother-in-

law to join him on a journey through the frigid landscapes of Iceland. This freewheeling road comedy follows the pair

through a series of encounters that changes them both. Great scenery abounds.

July 13 -

Pope Francis: AMan of his Worde The Vatican. 2018. Spiritual/Cultural Documentary. One hour 30 minutes.

Directed by Wim Wenders and starring Pope Francis. This is a rare co-production with the Vatican. Pope Francis’ ideas

and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s

global questions from death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism, and the role of the


July 20 -

The Big City. India. Two hours 12 minutes. Drama. 1967. Directed by Satjayat Ray , heralded as one of the

greatest film directors of all time. In this film, characterized as a thought-provoking examination of feminism in 1960s

India, is a story about a traditional housewife who’s exposed to the working world and makes a radical new friend. At

first, Arati takes a job to help her husband make ends meet. But when he’s fired, she becomes the sole breadwinner --

and their relationship is never the same.

July 27.

Street Fight. U.S. 2005. Biographical Documentary. One hour 21 minutes. Directed by Marshall Curry, with

Cory Booker and Sharpe James.. This unflinching documentary follows upstart politician Cory Booker’s campaign to

unseat 16-year incumbent Sharpe James in the 2002 mayoral election in Newark, N.J. As Booker gathers steam, the

local political machine aims to ensure his defeat.


ompoc Unified is joining in on the first statewide initiative, Get California Read-

ing! as a way to get students and families excited about summer reading and to

encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer. “Summer learn-

ing loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in

reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade.”

(Based on a study by Johns Hopkins University). Superintendent McDonald concurs.

“Keeping students engaged in learning during the summer months not only prevents

them from losing knowledge, it improves their academic success. Period.”


will have access to over 6,000 enhanced

digital books, both in English and in Span-

ish. To learn more about how to access these

books and how to sign up for this program go


Any student who reads 25

hours or more this summer will be invited to

have lunch with Superintendent Trevor Mc-

Donald. “We continue to look for ways to

engage our families and provide them with re-

sources to help their children learn and grow,”

said Bree Valla, LUSD Assistant Superin-

tendent of Human Resources. Dick Barrett,

School Board Member exclaimed, “This is a

great thing. LUSD continues to think outside

of the box to meet the needs of all students!”

“We don’t even have to tell our son to do

this, it is the first thing he asks to do when he

gets home every day. He is at 4 hours and 20

minutes and 39 books!” said parent, Reanne


Lompoc Unified School District Joins in on Statewide Initiative,

Get California Reading!