Jan
6
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Feb
3
Fri
A celebration of love and diversity in times of hate and uncertainty | Faith and Film
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A celebration of love and diversity in times of hate and uncertainty.

This brilliantly well-rounded, animated film is both straightforward and densely layered as it offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that is rich, timely and impressive in its visual conception and scope. Entertaining for children as well as adults, it offers a clear message about the dangers of stereotyping and draws parallels with instances of everyday racial prejudice among humans.

Critics give top marks! 98% Tomatometer. 78% Metacritic

BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Mar
3
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chad & Ana Kidd. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Apr
7
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chad & Ana Kidd. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

May
5
Fri
A Compelling, Timely Political Thriller | Faith and Film
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

As taut as it is timely, this month’s film offers a powerfully acted — and unusually cerebral — spin on the modern wartime political thriller.

95% Tomatometer

From the Top Critics:
“Compelling… riveting…”
“Intricate confrontation of modern warfare’s morality…”
“It offers no easy answers, only difficult questions about following orders and the cost of war.”
“…the movie explores the danger of detachment and the use of drones in modern warfare, recording the complex moral and political debate among characters charged with making life-or-death decisions.”
“In war, everything has consequences, the movie declares, and if you think you can predict all of them, you’re either a fool or running for office (or both!). No answer is perfect.”

with Discussion Leaders: Chad & Anna Kidd.

BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Jun
2
Fri
Profoundly Human, Achingly Complex Masterpiece | Faith and Film
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Profoundly Human, Achingly Complex Masterpiece | Faith and Film

This month’s film is an Oscar award-winning drama set in a New-England fishing town. Critics note that the story is “pulsating with urgency and feeling, not deadened by the suggestive framework of its premise.” An uncle and his spirited teen aged nephew must deal with the loss of the man who held their family together. 96% Tomatometer.
From top critics:

“A sensitive character study that feels profoundly human and finds an enviable balance between drama and humor.”

“Unforced acting couples with a nuanced, insightful script to tell a story that, although seemingly simple, is achingly complex.”

“The sadness of [the film] is the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things.”

“An extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor.”

“a masterpiece in a minor key, an exploration of grief that never lets its characters – or its audience – off the hook.

Chad & Anna Kidd. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

Jul
16
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” @ ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts Fletcher School Cabot Center
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets: www.sanctuaryucc.org/NeitherWolfNorDogTickets

Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Adapted from the best-selling, Native American novel by Kent Nerburn

A Film Screening and Discussion:
Sunday, July 16, 5:00 pm
ASEAN Auditorium at Tufts Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Tickets: $ 10.00; www.SanctuaryUCC.org/NeitherWolfNorDog

Neither Wolf Nor Dog is adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn, this funny and deeply moving film follows an author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder. Kent Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney), a good-hearted, white American family man and writer, receives a mysterious call from a distant Indian reservation regarding an oral history book he made with Red Lake Ojibwe reservation students in northern Minnesota. Despite misgivings, Kent travels across America’s northern plains to arrive at the bleak, poverty-stricken reservation deep in the high plains of the Dakotas. The old man, Dan (Dave Bald Eagle), who lives alone in a clapboard shack back in the hills with his only real companions—his dog, a close friend named Grover (Richard Ray Whitman) and his granddaughter, Wenonah (Roseanne Supernault)—interrogates Kent as to his motives for working with Indian people. Once satisfied he is not a turquoise clad “wannabe” spouting Indian philosophy, Dan recounts the story of American history from the Native point of view. As the stories pour from Dan, Kent’s understanding of the world is turned upside down. An inanimate landscape comes alive, and a history he thought he knew is called into question.

To see a Film Trailer: vimeo.com/204839186

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, the www.LakotaYouthStay.org Program and www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Sponsors: The film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council. The screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog is also supported by Arts Alive Medford Foundation and Sanctuary UCC’s Faith and Film Program which allows for all of the proceeds from the tickets and donations for this film to go directly to the Lakota youth participating in the Lakota YouthStay Program.

For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.