Spirituality on the Silver Screen: The Princess Bride

Event details

  • Wednesday | January 10, 2018
  • 6:30 pm
  • St. Paul's Brooks Room

movie_4At their best, movies can move, inspire and teach us like no other art form. Last year’s popular movie series Spirituality on the Silver Screen returns on five Wednesdays in Epiphany. St. Paul’s parishioners will host screenings of movies that have particular spiritual significance to them, and lead short discussions afterwards.

All “reel spirituality” screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Brooks Room. Free admission and free popcorn, courtesy of the Adult Forum Committee. Come join us!

January 10: The Princess Bride (1987) — This is a magical tale of true love and faith overcoming obstacles: farmhand Westley must save his true love, Princess Buttercup, from marrying the horrible Prince Humperdinck.  Pirates, kidnappers, fiery swamps, evil rulers, torture, and even death itself cannot keep the two apart.  This is a classic movie full of delightful and memorable lines. Missing this screening would be – inconceivable! Hosted by Elizabeth Moosbrugger.

January 17: Rev  (BBC-TV show) — A Church of England priest, the Rev. Adam Smallbone, moves from a small rural parish to the “socially disunited” St. Saviour in the Marshes in Hackney, East London. Unable to turn anyone away from his pastoral care, Smallbone is faced with a series of moral challenges as he balances the needs of a variety of characters in the community. Hosted by Thomas Brown.

January 24: Dark City  (1998) — Late one night, John Murdoch wakes up in the bathtub of a seedy hotel room with no memory of how he came to be there.  He soon finds himself on the run, accused of murder and uncertain of his own identity, let alone his guilt or innocence. Who is he, and what’s really going on in a city that may never see the dawn? Hosted by William Vodrey.

January 31: Arrival (2016) — When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, including a linguist and a physicist, race against time to decipher their intent. As tensions mount between fearful governments, Adams’ character discovers the aliens’ true purpose, and to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly, humanity. Hosted by Chris Chance.

February 7: Still Mine (2013) — What would you do to make sure you could care for your spouse as he or she walked the erratic path into dementia?  Still Mine, based on a true story, is the tale of an 80-something Canadian farmer who battles his cognitively impaired wife, seven children, and the local housing authority to build the home he needs to let him care for his wife of 61 years…and wins! Hosted by Eileen Beal.