. . . Driving Miss Daisy. I
think everyone already knows this is an excellent film, but I
double-checked the other night, and yes, it's still just as good as
when it first came out years ago.
    I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a
film to view with their teenagers while studying segregation and the
civil rights movement.  Unlike the stereotypical props in 
many works on this topic, the characters in Miss Daisy
are authentic and impeccably played.  The writer based his play
and then screenplay on his own grandmother and his driver, and it shows
— if you've spent much time in the south, you would swear you'd met
these folks before.
    In addition to being enlightening, it's an all-out
beautiful film, subtly and elegantly rendered.  If you liked it
the first time, or haven't seen it yet, go watch it.  Good

(Or, save for MLK day this winter.  The excerpted speech came from
the real live dinner that actually happened in Atlanta, that we see
Miss Daisy attending in the film.  Shivers.  Good
stuff.  Good good stuff.)