6:30 doors open (snacks); 7:00 film shown (captions for hearing impaired); discussion follows.
The purpose of Faith & Film is: To enable viewers to enter into theological conversation with film, by fostering discussions from our spiritual perspective and our faith journeys.
Watching a film is only half of the experience; discussing a film leads to a full experience.
From our very beginning we have tried to show films that engage our lives and transport us out of our own culture or age and immerse us in the lives and concerns of people far away in time or geography, challenge us to care and perhaps even to change our ways of thinking and behaving, and then to draw from deep within us meaningful discussions with each other.
Sixty-six films have been shown between 2003-2017. Join us.
Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call his collection of oddities a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life; his family. Will he risk it all to be accepted? Movie shown with subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Snacks and beverages served. Donations appreciated.