The Luann Dummer Center for Women will host a new film series called Monday Movies.

The first film will be “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café,” which will be shown in two locations on Monday, Sept. 27. It will be shown at 11 a.m. in Room 460 at the Minneapolis campus and at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center.

The movie stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Released in 1991, the movie is based on Fannie Flagg’s novel of the same name.

A chance encounter in a nursing home between Evelyn Counch, an unhappy housewife, and Ninny Threadgoode, a spry octogenarian, leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two women, the fiercely independent Idgie and the gentle Ruth, who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop. Idgie stands up to the Ku Klux Klan, Ruth’s abusive husband and a charge of murder. Her courage in the face of adversity inspires Evelyn to take a look at her own life and make drastic changes, often with hilarious results.

Popcorn and pop will be available, and there will be an opportunity for informal conversation. Come and bring a friend.

The other movies in the series will be “The Children’s Hour,” shown on Monday, Oct. 25, and “The Color Purple,” shown on Monday, Nov. 29.

For additional information, call (651) 962-6119.

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