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Movies are a wonderful way to begin a discussion about difficult topics. While some might want to protect children from movies that are “too sad” or “too difficult”, these can be a great way to give children the emotional vocabulary needed to express themselves and realize they are not alone in their experiences.

Please join us for a recommended monthly movie that addresses grief and loss. After watching at home with family and/or friends, you will be joined by others affected by loss, and the Androscoggin Bereavement Team to discuss the movie content during a virtual discussion group.

To register and receive a link to the virtual discussion group, please visit fill out the form below or call 207-795-9468.

The discussion group will take place in March at a date TBD. If you need help finding access to this movie, please contact us!

April 2022 – The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace’s touchstone, “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives.