Zita’s poem about her father, whom she tragically lost when she was only 9, is an outstanding show stopper.
In keeping with the Father’s Day film, I recommended Ron Howard’s 2005 film, ‘Cinderella Man’. It stars Russell Crowe. He portrays James Braddock, a boxer enjoying success in the ring and in the world, until the Great Depression finds him struggling to support his family. The film follows him as he humbles himself to beg for hand outs, to his climbing back into the ring and coming back as a success.
As a father, I felt his frustration and his desperation as he tended to his fatherly duties. The film didn’t find an audience, but it should have. It is an excellent movie.
First ad break bumpers: ‘Hold Me My Daddy’ by XTC & ‘The Man With The Light Bulb Head’ by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
Second ad break bumpers: ‘Gone Daddy Gone’ by The Violent Femmes & ‘Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ by John Lennon
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle