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Americans United for Separation of Church & State Orange County Chapter

Part of Our On-Going “Flicks for Thought” Series

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

Ian Ruskin, lead actor and author, will lead the discussion following the film

Saturday, September 17th at 1:45 pm

Doors open at 1:15. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.

No Charge … Free Parking

Community Room - Irvine Ranch Water District1
15500 Sand Canyon A
venue, Irvine, CA 92618

Thomas Paine's life was a great arc. He arrived in Philadelphia as a remarkably unremarkable thirty-seven-year-old only to change the world, and then have the world he changed turn its back on him. He ignited the American Revolution, defined the French Revolution, and championed the Age of Reason, yet he died largely ignored and disdained. His ideas about democracy, equality, slavery, the Bible, pensions, health-care, education, and morality would have created a very different America had the other founding fathers listened to this most radical one. In this film, Paine will take you on this journey, from his birth to his death, with all the extraordinary events on the way.

Ian Ruskin has worked in English repertory theatre, in London, and in film and television, including the Laurence Olivier version of “King Lear” for Granada Television and the title role in “Jack the Ripper” in London’s West End. Work in Los Angeles included the acclaimed one-man play “The Man Himself” and voice work in over 100 films and television shows.

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” -- -Thomas Paine

Please join us for this interesting discussion after the movie.

 

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Call: 714-299-4551

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