Spirituality on the Silver Screen

Event details

  • Wednesday | April 6, 2016
  • 6:30 pm
  • St. Paul's Brooks Room

movie_4At their best, movies can move, inspire and teach us like no other art form. This spring, St. Paul’s clergy, parishioners and friends will host screenings of movies that have particular spiritual significance for them, and lead short discussions afterwards. All “reel spirituality” screenings will be on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Brooks Room.

Free admission and free popcorn!

Wednesday, April 6  — Calvary (2014)
A powerful, darkly funny movie about an embattled Catholic priest in a small Irish town whose life is threatened in the confessional – but by which member of his flock?  Discussion led by William Vodrey.

Wednesday, April 13 — Omo Child: The River and the Bush (2015)  A dynamic documentary showing what happens when an Ethiopian village is challenged to change a core belief. You won’t forget it. Discussion led by Ted Wilson.

Wednesday, April 20 — Reaching Heights Spelling Bee. No movie.

Wednesday, April 27 — Doubt (2008)
An exploration of the blessing and curse of doubt, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Discussion led by Rev. Jeanne Leinbach.

Wednesday, May 4 — Dogma (1999)
An abortion-clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to prevent the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole and reenter Heaven. Provocative, audacious and very funny. Discussion led by Jan Wolf.

Wednesday, May 11  —  Dead Man Walking (1995)
Oscar-winners Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn star in this poignant film about Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun who becomes a spiritual advisor to a death-row inmate during his last appeal. Staunchly opposed to the death penalty, she reaches out to the accused man and to the victims’ families. Discussion led by Pat Cangelosi-Williams.