Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 PM. We will watch the independent motion picture, “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth” (2007). The movie is 89 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 14 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236
What would you think if you found out that someone you knew had been around since the dawn of man? What questions would you ask and what mysteries could they unmask? Join seven skeptical scholars on a riveting journey as they uncover the history of man through one of their close friends, who reveals he was born 14 millennia prior.
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious and intense interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the earth for 14,000 years. Learn the mysteries of science, religion, and human culture as Oldman takes you on this incredible journey spanning time and space while never leaving the confines of his living room. Friendships are strained and faith is tested when Oldman reveals his secret. His friends, not realizing the gift that has been bestowed upon them, subject their colleague to a harsh psychoanalysis, questioning his ethics as he tests their beliefs.
Cave of Silken Web is a Buddhist comedy, created in China by the same people who created the Oscar winning film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. This movie is inspired by the Chinese epic poem “Journey to the West”. The story has the monk Tripitama, accompanied by The Monkey King Hanuman, and a talking pig, try to resist the worldly temptations of the Spider Women. These temptations are presented as a satire on western materialism. While the first two hold their own, the pig spirit is far too sensual to resist! See what happens when he tries to pose as his teacher, and enjoy all the forbidden joys! A true laugh riot!
In honor of the upcoming holiday, we will show the 1972 comedy musical GODSPELL. This joyful film retells the Easter story in the times of the Hippie Movement. It distills all that is best in the Christian stories. It is all welcoming, all inclusive. Seasonal treats will be provided.
Our March Spiritual Cinema will explore the damage done by stereotyping of all kinds, racial, gender,gblt, and other forms of mass media stereotyping. We will show fifties sit-coms Amos n’ Andy and Car 54 Where Are You? to illustrate the kind of biases and bigotries that still affect us all. Each short film will be followed by discussion of the issues raised by this material. Some snacks will be provided, but this is not a pot-luck affair. All materials shown are g-rated, children are encouraged to come and share their reactions to art that has shaped the world in which they are growing up. Please be aware that this material has been chosen preciously because it is offensive!
The Invention of Lying is the movie being shown at 7:30 p.m., Wed. Feb. 15th. in Fessenden Hall. This movie is about the only man who can lie in a world where everyone must tell the truth. After an act of kindness, he backs into creating Religion, then must explain why bad things happen if “The Big Man In The Sky” is responsible for all that happens. This hilarious story looks at mankind’s need to believe in something from a very compassionate perspective. As always, a discussion will follow the film.