Movie of the Year: 1973
This week we discuss The Sting! Does this con-man mix-em-up have enough beneath the surface to become our Movie of the Year?
The Sting is one of the more successful movies we have covered on this show. It won seven of the 10 oscars it was nominated for (sorry Robby Reds), it was a big critical and financial success, and it had such a cultural impact that it even revitalized ragtime music for a while.
Following a rag-tag group of grifters who are trying to take-it to a violent (read: irish) gangster, the movie treats us to depression era hijinx set against the desolation of depression era america.
The film is directed by George Roy Hill with stars Redford and Newman, all three of whom were working together again after the recent success of 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And just like that western, this movie is in the Dad Flick Hall of Fame and will get any group of dads talking for at least 20 minutes.
All this AND the stuff that I forgot because I need to go get in a line to fill my car up with gas! Thanks a lot, current president, Richard Nixon!
Abortion is healthcare
While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.
You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:
1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.
2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.
3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.
4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.
5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.
You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help