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Sep
20
Fri
The Children Act | Mortality at the Movies
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

The Children Act – Starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.


The first of four films in our “Mortality at the Movies” Series (Sept – Dec); contemporary films that explore the value of life through the vantage point of death. Thought-provoking and often funny, these films remind us that while dying is a part of life, it need not keep us from living well.

Description: Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Reviews:

“An idiosyncratic curio that lives and breathes beyond its running time.”

“Ponders faith and medicine among Jehovah’s Witnesses to stunning effect – and with heart-wrenching delicacy.”

“Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.”

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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
18
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Oct 18 @ 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.

The Celebration of a Lifetime | Mortality at the Movies
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

This month’s film is a Disney/Pixar “Celebration of a Lifetime” and has a 97% Tomatometer!! 

The second of four films in our “Mortality at the Movies” Series (Sept – Dec); contemporary films that explore the value of life through the vantage point of death. Thought-provoking and often funny, these films remind us that while dying is a part of life, it need not keep us from living well.

The film’s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly — and deeply affecting — approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, a boy dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead where along with a charming trickster he meets there, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story!

Reviews: 

“Of every Pixar film that deals with family, memory, and loss, ask, “Is there sufficient reason for the tears that will inevitably run down my face by the end?” Yes, thanks in no small part to the ingenious use of the song…

 “Funny, irreverent and eye-popping. It will also make you want to cry at least once but possibly as many as three times.”

“an extravagant tale of culture and ambition that’s exemplary in all aspects: sights, sound and story. The film touts its vibrant layout, rhythmic vibes and overall heartfelt tone that hits home deeply and more uniquely…”

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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
15
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Nov 15 @ 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.