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Movies-That-Matter/Spiritual Cinema: Defending Your Life with Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks
August 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who dies and arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to the next phase of life or be sent back to earth to do it again. The film was written, directed by, and stars Albert Brooks. It also stars Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry. Despite its comedic overtones, Defending Your Life contains elements of drama and allegory.