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Jul
22
Sun
“Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood and American Culture”
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men’s violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority.

Second in a four film series.”Violence, An American Dis-Ease : How Do We Treat It?” Join your neighbors in the screening and discussion of (4) films which will consider the American Disease of violence. The films will take us on a journey through the causes and conditions of some of America’s dis-ease including the gun debate, toxic masculinity, the impact of pornography on our sexuality and the ease with which we use violence towards those who are different.

Co-Sponsored by Sanctuary UCC, Medford Film Collaborative, Tufts Community Relations – with support from a Local Arts Council grant from the Medford Arts Council.

Sep
21
Fri
A Scientific Solution to Overpopulation? | Faith and Film
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: app.mobilecause.com/form/MQcEQg

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community–a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

“A funny science fiction movie on the subject of shrinking people with great visuals and a terrific performances.”

“For a story that wants to give viewers a moral, universal fairy tale, its gratuitous moments sure restrict its potential audience.”

“A touching piece of high-concept science fiction with a twisted sense of humor.”

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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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Oct
5
Fri
A Ghost Story | Faith and Film (first showing)
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

Recently deceased, a ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

“This very special movie casts a fine, delicate spell; many may resist it, but those who go along with it may find themselves profoundly moved, transported to a soul-stirring, poetically cosmic place. “

“………..is not built to frighten. But it may indeed haunt you.”

“………….. proposes new concepts from a more meditative and profound perspective, seeking to alter conventions to generate something more than a fright, something that lasts.”

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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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Oct
19
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Oct
26
Fri
A Ghost Story | Faith and Film (second showing)
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

Recently deceased, a ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

“This very special movie casts a fine, delicate spell; many may resist it, but those who go along with it may find themselves profoundly moved, transported to a soul-stirring, poetically cosmic place. “

“………..is not built to frighten. But it may indeed haunt you.”

“………….. proposes new concepts from a more meditative and profound perspective, seeking to alter conventions to generate something more than a fright, something that lasts.”

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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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Nov
30
Fri
45 Years | Faith and Film
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

Kate Mercer and her husband are excitedly planning a party to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. However, one week before the celebration, a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. As the party nears, there might not be a marriage left to celebrate.

“British writer-director Andrew Haigh ventures onto fresh ground with his maturely assured third feature.”

“…… a searing and powerful drama — has fathoms beneath it.”

“…..Full of restraint, from both its director and leads, this is a quiet gem with the power to move. “
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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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Dec
19
Wed
Film Screening and Discussion: My Kid Could Paint That
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The fascinating story of a 4 year old painter. She is producing paintings that are being purchased for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Her father is a painter as well and through watching her dad, she picked up the trait. The media has deemed her a “child prodigy” but this young 4 year old girl isn’t without controversy. People contest that a 4 year old isn’t capable of such work and her father is the one producing the art work for her. Is it genuine work by the little girl or is this a fraudulent scam by her father to make money? This documentary is neutral in its approach to find the truth. The audience is left to decide what to believe. A group discussion to share opinions and thoughts of who the true artist in the family is will follow the film.

My kid could paint that is the first in a series of monthly thought provoking films about art and artists.

Medford Film Collaborative in association with Medford Art Center, The Gallery in Malden, Coffee Shop Artists, Howes Gallery, UCC Sanctuary and First Baptist Church