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Diner In Norwalk Hosts Screening Of Booth Gardner Documentary

Silver Star Diner in Norwalk
Silver Star Diner in Norwalk Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- Silver Star Diner will screen the Oscar-nominated movie “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner,” followed by a conversation with Tim Appleton, manager of Compassion & Choices – Connecticut will take place on Monday, Jan. 12.

Nominated in 2009 for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, the movie chronicles the popular former state of Washington governor who, after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and in declining health, returned to the political spotlight in 2008 as the driving force behind a ballot initiative that would legalize a person's choice on how to die.

Tim Appleton, manager of Compassion & Choices – Connecticut will host the film and answer questions after tge screening. Compassion & Choices has been advocating for a death-with-dignity law in Connecticut for two consecutive legislative sessions, and the coming session is likely to be pivotal.

The screening is sponsored by Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver Star Diner at 210 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk. It is free and open to the public. For more information about Compassion & Choices Connecticut, visit compassionandchoices.org/what-you-can-do/in-your-state/connecticut/ .

The Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County, Connecticut seeks to promote humanism and free thought. It meets on the second Monday of each month, with speakers, discussion, and social time. Learn more at meetup.com/HFFCCT .

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