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

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Moonlight – Best Picture 2016 – An Intimate and Haunting Drama | Faith and Film
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Academy Award Winner – Best Film

“…a film of rare grace – a tender, compassionate, restrained look at a life lived in the shadows.”

“…both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.”

98% Tomatometer

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Oct
15
Sun
Race and Ethnicity Film Series: “Allah Made Me Funny” @ tbd
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Film is Free – but tickets are requested to insure space is available. Please get your ticket here: www.sanctuaryucc.org/tbd

This landmark film in concert follows three acclaimed Muslim comedians on stage and off as they present their comedy show throughout the country and share the humorous truth of what it’s like to be Muslim in America. Comedians Mo Amer, Azhar Usman, and Preacher Moss poke fun at themselves, their communities, and human nature – inviting the audience to connect with their experiences of living in post-9/11 America.

Location: Caron Theater at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop St.
Presented by The Medford Film Collaborative in partnership with Medford High’s Arab Club and Tuft University ‘s Interfaith Center.

To see a Film Trailer: youtu.be/vj1ixEyULi4

This screening and discussion is being presented by the www.MedfordFilm.org Collaborative in conjunction with the www.MedfordConversations.org Project, www.SanctuaryUCC.org Faith and Film Program, www.CommunityRelations.Tufts.edu, Medford High’s Arabic Club and Tuft University ‘s Interfaith Center, as part of a four film series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond. Each film will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

This film series has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council.

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

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

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Heartfelt, Intelligent, Cross Cultural RomCom | Faith and Film
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, This film uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.

The story of a Pakistan-born comedian, who connects with an American grad student for what they thought would be just a one-night stand. It blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected by his traditional Muslim parents.

When E. is beset with a mystery illness, it forces K. to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

“…touching and perceptive…” “…a lot of charm…” “…big heart and shows there are still corners left to explore in romantic comedies; it just takes someone willing to find them.”
“There is a real dramatic streak throughout the film, but its real strength lies in being at once uproariously funny and endlessly charming.”

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Dec
1
Fri
A Mesmerizing Symphony of Beauty and Grief | Faith and Film
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An extraordinary, don’t miss exploration of a complex woman navigating her loss, her children’s grief and a nation through an unprecedented political and personal tragedy.

This film is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history. A psychological portrait of a dignified woman struggling to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world that they created and loved so well.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Jan
5
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.

Jan
12
Fri
A Trump-Era Satire | Faith and Film
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer drives to the seaside mansion of her client for an “emergency session” and when her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, B finds herself in an escalating war of words with a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.  

From the Critics: …the central clash between healers and destroyers maintains its choke hold long after the credits have rolled.  …First Great Film of the Trump Era… An elegant, squirm inducing dark comedy… Timely social commentary enlivened by the actors…

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. 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.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email [email protected] or call 781-395-3360.