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Faith & Film Series

April 14 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Examine the potent medium of film in exploring themes such as love, faith, and our yearnings for the “sacred.” Each month, we’ll view a film and host a thoughtful conversation.

Co-sponsored by New College Berkeley.
Fridays, January 13, February 10, March 10
7–10 pm, Geneva Hall, G202

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DateFilm Facilitator
January 13Of Gods and Men” Discussion: Why would a film about Trappist monks attending to Muslims, working in Algeria during wartime win all the awards in a highly secular country like France and proceed to have the second highest audience attendance of the year? Come and see why.Sam Choi, MD, Former film curator
February 10Little Forest” Discussion: A highly compelling and beautiful film exploring gentle revelations of the return home. The story develops over the four seasons as the protagonist Hye-Won finds her purpose with new and affirming experiences that concentrates on Hye-Won’s sabbatical escape from the confusion of her mind, her slow reassessment of priorities and needs. A film about food, foraging, living in nature, true friendships and reconciliation with family, self realization for her and us.Doug Dunderdale, Filmmaker
March 10STUTZ” Discussion: Phil Stutz is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, the film explores Stutz’s life and walks the viewer through his signature visualization exercises, The Tools. As Hill sits down with Stutz for an unorthodox session that flips their typical doctor-patient dynamic, they bring The Tools to life in a humorous, vulnerable and ultimately therapeutic experience. Content note: film uses explicit language.John Lyzenga, Musician, Multimedia artist, & Seminarian
April 14“The Most Reluctant Convert” features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older C. S. Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford, this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief.Margaret Horwitz, PhD, scholar, teacher
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