Theology Fall Film Series begins Tuesday

All students and faculty are encouraged to attend the THEO 101 Fall Film Series and join in the discussion that follows each film led by faculty members. 

The series is free.  Films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 23: "Crimes and Misdemeanors" — Dr. David Landry
This film captures the essence of the David and Bathsheba story in a contemporary setting.

Monday, Nov. 12: "Francesco" (1994) — Brother Steven McMichael
Directed by Liliana Cavani, starring Mickey Rourke as Francis of Assisi and Helena Bonham Carter as Clare of Assisi.

The movie depicts the life of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) from the beginning of his conversion to the Stigmata (1224).  Positive aspects of the film are the way the life of Francis is told by his companions and the social justice perspective, i.e., it realistically shows how Francis lived among and served the poor and the lepers of Assisi.  The film addresses the issue of what it means to follow the Gospel in a radical way in Medieval Italy.

Monday, Nov. 26: "Four Days in September" — Marguerite Spencer
Set in Brazil, this film explores whether it is appropriate to become a terrorist to fight an oppressive government.
  It asks many questions including: What does it mean to be human or live out one’s identity in a truthful way under such conditions?  Can violence and/or common suffering be redemptive?  It also brings out images from Augustine’s Confessions, e.g., our desire to hide our twistedness behind our own backs.