[NFBC-Info] FW: Come Join Us!

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From: Steve Cook <cookcafe at sc.rr.com> 
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Happy April!! 


Please share with everyone! 


We have some exciting events for everyone to join the NFB of SC this month!
If you enjoy audio described movies, trivia, technology presentations,
getting fit or just talking about technology! Well, the NFB of SC is here
for you!!!!!! Be sure and read all the way to the bottom of this message to
read about the new Viewers Choice movie we are starting in May!!


The below listed events take place on the NFB of SC Zoom platform. 


Friday, April 7, 2023: audio described movie Mean Girls at 8:00 PM eastern

Saturday, April 8, 2023: Technology presentation about different podcast and
how to access them 11:00 AM Eastern

Friday, April 14, 2023: Audio described movie What's Love Got to Do with It
8:00 PM Eastern

Friday, April 21, 2023: Trivia Night 8:00 PM Eastern

SC Tech Talk: takes place every Saturday at 3:00 PM Eastern


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Mean Girls


Rating: PG 13

Run Time: 1 Hour and 37 minutes


Sixteen-year-old homeschooled Cady Heron and her parents return to the
United States after twelve years in Africa, settling in Evanston, Illinois.
After an intimidating first day at North Shore High School, Cady befriends
outsiders Janis Ian and Damian Leigh, who explain the school's various
cliques and warn her to avoid the "Plastics", a group consisting of wealthy
but insecure Gretchen Wieners, sweet but dimwitted Karen Smith, and "queen
bee" Regina George. When Cady is invited to sit with the Plastics at lunch,
Janis persuades her to infiltrate the ruling clique.


Cady becomes attracted to Aaron Samuels, a senior in her calculus class and
Regina's ex-boyfriend, and learns about the "Burn Book", a scrapbook the
Plastics fill with cruel rumors about students and faculty. Regina offers to
talk to Aaron on Cady's behalf, but instead kisses him in front of her and
resumes their relationship. Feeling betrayed, Cady fully commits to Janis'
plan to damage Regina's reputation. Regina tells Cady that she and Janis
were once friends until she accused Janis of being a lesbian and ostracized


After their attempts to sabotage Regina's wardrobe backfire, Cady, Janis,
and Damian plan to turn Gretchen against her. They make it seem as though
Regina has sent "candy cane-grams" to Cady and Karen while excluding
Gretchen. Regina further humiliates Gretchen during their dance performance
at the Winter Talent Show, leading Gretchen to tell Cady all of Regina's
embarrassing secrets. Cady informs Aaron that Regina is cheating on him,
prompting them to break up, and tricks Regina into eating nutrition bars
that cause her to gain weight. Following a sharp drop in Regina's
reputation, she is replaced by Cady as the new "queen bee".


Cady throws a house party while her parents are away, and drunkenly admits
to Aaron that she has been deliberately failing math class to make him help
her, but he rebukes her for becoming as manipulative and image-obsessed as
Regina. Janis and Damian confront Cady for lying to them about the party and
remaking herself in Regina's image. Cady accuses Janis of being in love with
her, and Janis declares her a "mean girl" and renounces their friendship.


Realizing Cady's betrayal, Regina retaliates by distributing the contents of
the Burn Book throughout school, inciting chaos among the girls of the
junior class. She avoids suspicion by inserting insults about herself, and
blame is placed on Cady, Gretchen, and Karen. To restore order, Principal
Duvall and math teacher Ms. Norbury gather the female junior students in the
gym to apologize to each other. Regina insults Janis' sexuality, prompting
Janis to reveal her entire plan to destroy Regina's reputation as the
students cheer. Regina storms out, pursued by an apologetic Cady, and is
struck by a school bus, fracturing her spine.


When Ms. Norbury is investigated as a drug dealer due to comments Cady wrote
in the burn book, Cady takes full blame for the book. She is shunned by her
peers and distrusted by her own parents, but gradually returns to her old
self. She joins the school Mathletes at the state finals, answering the
tiebreaker correctly and winning the championship. The team arrives at the
Spring Fling dance, where Cady is elected queen, but declares that all her
classmates are wonderful in their own way, snapping the plastic tiara and
distributing the pieces to other girls in the crowd, including Janis,
Gretchen, and Regina. She rekindles her friendship with Janis and Damian,
makes up with Aaron, and reaches a truce with the Plastics.


The Plastics disband at the beginning of the new school year; Regina joins
the lacrosse team to positively manage her anger. Karen becomes the school
weather reporter, and Gretchen joins the "Cool Asians" clique. Aaron
graduates and attends Northwestern University while starting a relationship
with Cady. Reflecting on the relative social peace that has taken over North
Shore High, Cady notices a trio of new "Junior Plastics" in Freshman year,
and imagines them being hit by a bus.



Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, a 16-year-old girl who transfers to a public
high school after being homeschooled her whole life in Africa and Aaron
Samuels' love interest.

Jessie Wright as 5-year-old Cady.

Rachel McAdams as Regina George, a rich, popular mean girl. Regina is Janis'
ex-best friend, current rival and leader of The Plastics.

Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners, an insecure rich girl and a member of the
Plastics who only wants Regina's acceptance.

Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith, a ditsy but sweet member of the Plastics and
Gretchen's best friend.

Lizzy Caplan as Janis Ian, an artistic, rebellious goth who befriends Cady
and hatches a plan to take down Regina. Janis is Damian's best friend and
Regina's ex-best friend and current rival.

Daniel Franzese as Damian Leigh, Janis' gay best friend who is very

Jonathan Bennett as Aaron Samuels, a Senior on the Football, Soccer and Swim
teams, Regina's ex-boyfriend, and Cady's love interest.

Rajiv Surendra as Kevin Gnapoor, the "hormonal Mathletes president" who is
attracted to Janis.

Tina Fey as Ms. Sharon Norbury, the school Math teacher, whom the Burn Book
defames as a drug dealer.

Tim Meadows as Principal Ron Duvall, the principal of North Shore High

Amy Poehler as June George, Regina and Kylie's irresponsible mother.

Ana Gasteyer as Betsy Heron, Cady's mother.

Neil Flynn as Chip Heron, Cady's father.

Daniel DeSanto as Jason, Gretchen's unfaithful boyfriend.

Diego Klattenhoff as Shane Oman, a football player who has an on-and-off
relationship with Regina.

Alisha Morrison as Lea Edwards.

Julia Chantrey as Amber D'Alessio, a victim of the Burn Book.

Molly Shanahan as Kristen Hadley, an athletic girl on the Lacrosse team.

Jan Caruana as Emma Gerber.

Jacky Chamberlain as Giselle Sigro.

Olympia Lukis as Jessica Lopez.

Dwayne Hill as Coach Carr, the school's physical education teacher whom the
Burn Book exposes as a sex offender.

Jonathan Malen as Kristen's boyfriend.

Nicole Crimi as Kylie George, Regina's younger sister.

Dan Willmott as Mr. George, Regina and Kylie's wealthy father.

Laura de Carteret as Taylor Wedell's Mom


What's Love Got to Do with It


Rating: R

Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Raised in Nutbush, Tennessee in the early 1950s, Anna Mae Bullock returns
from being sent home from her Baptist church for oversinging when she sees
her mother Zelma leaving her home, this time for good. Returning back to her
house, she is distraught over her mother leaving and is consoled by her
grandmother Georgeanna. Six years later, a teenage Anna Mae relocates to St.
Louis, where she reunites with her elder sister Alline and her mother. While
in St. Louis, Anna is taken by Alline to a nightclub at East St. Louis
where, after viewing a performance by charismatic bandleader named Ike
Turner and his band the Kings of Rhythm, she pursues a position to sing with
Turner after noting women coming onstage to sing with the musician. One
night, Anna finally gets her chance to perform for Ike and impresses the
bandleader so much that he offers to mentor her and produce her music. In
time, Ike and Anna develop a close friendship.


As the first front woman of the Kings of Rhythm, along with the formation of
a backing girl group, later known as the Ikettes, Anna develops a local
popularity at the St. Louis club scene. However, after Ike's girlfriend,
Lorraine Taylor, shoots herself after confronting Anna on rumors she and Ike
had slept together, she and Ike begin an unexpected romance. After recording
the hit, "A Fool in Love", Anna becomes pregnant with their son Ronnie and
Anna learns, while in the hospital, that her name has changed to Tina Turner
after the radio station announces the name "Ike & Tina Turner" following the
playing of "A Fool in Love". Though told she was anaemic and in need of
three weeks rest in hospital following her pregnancy, Ike takes Tina out of
the hospital and convinces her to marry him in Tijuana. Problems begin
developing between Ike and Tina almost immediately after "A Fool in Love"
when Tina complains of being overworked, angering Ike to the point he
verbally abuses her before a show at the Apollo Theater. Despite this, when
Tina takes the stage that night to perform the song, the Ike & Tina Turner
Revue becomes a national sensation and relocates to Los Angeles. Upon
learning that Ike & Tina have moved to Los Angeles, Lorraine Taylor makes an
unexpected visit to their new home and drops off Ike's previous children,
Ike Jr. and Michael, with Tina's other sons Craig and Ronnie, which further
complicates matters at home.


One day while at home, Tina voices her opinion that Ike's music "all sounds
the same", which leads to Ike beating her in front of their four sons.
Following a performance on a teen rock and roll show in 1966, Tina is
offered a solo deal with Phil Spector for the song, "River Deep - Mountain
High", which upsets Ike, though he takes the $25,000 Spector offers to keep
out of the studio. Following the song's successful launch, Ike & Tina
celebrates by having lunch at a diner, but this ends when Tina gets into a
fight with Ike over him offering her a piece of pound cake, leading to a
public fight, which leads to one of the Ikettes, a close friend of Tina's,
leaving after Ike slaps her. Fed up with Ike's abuse one morning, Tina calls
her mother Zelma telling her she was leaving Ike and heading back to St.
Louis. But while on their way back, Ike learns of their whereabouts and
drags Tina back to California. While opening for the Rolling Stones in
London, Ike & Tina find success with their recording of "Proud Mary", which
transforms the Revue from a national R&B phenomenon to an international
sensation. Overtime, crowds begin clamoring more to Tina than Ike, which
causes further tension as Ike discovers cocaine.


During one recording session of the song, "Nutbush City Limits" in 1973, an
addicted Ike verbally attacks Tina for not singing the song properly,
blaming her for the duo's issues in following their previous hits. After
hitting Tina repeatedly, he initiates raping Tina. Finding no chance of
escape, one night, Tina overdoses a full bottle of sleeping pills before a
show and is rushed to a hospital where she recovers. Tina eventually visits
a friend, a former Ikette, who convinces her to practice Buddhism and the
chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, telling her that the chanting would "change her
life". Though skeptical, Tina attempts it and soon begins feverishly
chanting, to the shock of onlookers, including Ike, who is distracted by the
new Tina. Then, in 1976, while en route to a show in Dallas, a fed-up Tina
begins to annoy Ike. While in the limousine on their way to the hotel, Ike
and Tina engage in a physical fight which leaves them both bloodied and
battered. Upon their entry, Ike falls asleep and Tina makes her escape with
only her purse. Afraid of being found out, Tina runs to the back of the
hotel and faces oncoming traffic before arriving at a Ramada Inn where she
pleads to the hotel manager that she needs a room despite only having 36
cents on her person, the manager agrees and gives Tina the room. Tina later
files for divorce and in the final matter, Tina agrees to give up everything
except her stage name, which is granted.


In 1980, Tina begins rebuilding her career at the cabaret circuit and
invites a young impresario named Roger Davies to see her perform so he could
manage her and help her realize her dreams as a rock star. Impressed that
she still could perform, Davies agrees to manage her. Still, the presence of
Ike threatens to derail her chances. After one rehearsal, Ike spots her and
tries to convince her to return back to him. When she refuses, Ike gets
belligerent and Tina leaves before Ike becomes violent. One night, around
1983, while watching an interview of herself on TV, a battered Ike Jr. comes
to her house, warning her that Ike has plans of killing her. Turning to her
Buddhist faith, she prepares for a show at the Ritz Theatre where Ike
confronts her at her dressing room with a gun. Undeterred, Tina verbally
silences him and leaves the dressing room where she dazzles the audience at
the Ritz with her new hit single, "What's Love Got to Do with It" where she
eventually realizes her dream of being a rock superstar.



Angela Bassett as Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock

Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly as young Anna Mae

Cora Lee Day as Grandma Georgiana

Khandi Alexander as Darlene

Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner

Jenifer Lewis as Zelma Bullock, Tina's mother

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney as Alline Bullock

Penny Johnson Jerald as Lorraine Taylor

Vanessa Bell Calloway as Jackie

Chi McBride as Fross

Sherman Augustus as Reggie

Terrence Riggins as Spider

Bo Kane as Dance Show Host

Terrence Evans as Bus Driver

Rob LaBelle as Phil Spector

James Reyne as Roger Davies

Richard T. Jones as Ike Turner Jr.

Shavar Ross as Michael Turner

Damon Hines as Ronnie Turner

Suli McCullough as Craig Turner

Elijah B. Saleem as teenage Ike Turner Jr.


Palmetto Zoom Event


Be sure to join our Sports and Rec Division for "Get Fit Sessions" every
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM on the below Palmetto Zoom


The National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina Sports and Recreation
Division is a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind. We
know that blindness is not the characteristic that keeps us from achieving
our health, wellness, and athletic goals. The Sports and Recreation Division
serves as a community around sports, recreation, health, and wellness.

Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are two of the biggest health concerns
across the United States. Both are more prevalent among blind individuals.
The Sports and Recreation Division works diligently to raise awareness of
health concerns related to exercise, nutrition, and wellness. We serve as a
network of experts to help blind people break down barriers to full
participation in sports, recreation, and exercise. We are also a great
source of support for gyms, community recreation programs, and others in the
health and wellness arena who want to make their services more accessible to
the blind.

>From the seasoned blind sports and recreation participant to the blind
person who is considering beginning an exercise, sports, or wellness
regiment this is the community for you!

Palmetto Zoom




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Viewers Choice


In May, the viewers will choose our 2nd movie for the month. Below is a list
of movies to choose from. I ask that you send your vote to
<mailto:cookcafe at sc.rr.com> cookcafe at sc.rr.com or text me at 803 260 1292.
The movie with the most votes will be shown in May! 


12 years a slave

Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody 

Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Dirty Dancing


Steve Cook

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