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Mar
2
Fri
The Florida Project | Faith and Film
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.  

The film offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.   

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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.

Apr
5
Thu
Suited: Fashion Has No Gender @ Medford Community Media
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A documentary about custom suits, accepting difference & living bravely in one’s own skin.

Trailer: youtu.be/YW7bA683bYU

SUITED follows its subjects—clients seeking a personalized experience—into the minimalist office space of Bindle & Keep, a bespoke tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community and looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client’s personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect suit. From Derek’s emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding, to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Mel, who simply wants to look good for their 40th birthday party—the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper meaning around identity, empowerment, and feeling good.

Going deeper than fine fabrics and silk linings, SUITED takes a modern, evolved look at gender through the conduit of clothing and elucidates the private and emotional experience surrounding it. With heart and optimism, the film documents a cultural shift that is creating a new demand—and response—for each person’s right to go out into the world with confidence.

Presented by “Off the Square Screening Room”, a partnership between Medford Film Collaborative, Medford Community Media, and Media department of Medford Tech.

The Medford Film Collaborative is a coalition of community organizations in Medford Massachusetts who share a passion for film.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/aW12bjY5Zmx1bnRvZTYzNWhkcmRtbmFpNnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ.4k5rpgjvhe2e0qnib3j4nkjpdp?hs=121

Apr
6
Fri
A Scruffy and Prickly Love Story | Faith and Film
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

This month’s enchanting film is based on a true story – an unlikely romance in which a recluse hires a fragile yet determined woman to be his housekeeper. Bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, she yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and create art with passion.The unexpected happen and their love inspires! 90% tomatometer

“Her life was constricted, but her gaze was expansive. And so is her movie.”

“An oddly affecting love story about burying the hurt and trudging forward in the face of pain and finding your own version of happiness.”

“”…centers on the outsider artist’s unusual, at times abusive, but ultimately loving relationship with her employer-turned-husband.”

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Chad & Anna Kidd 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/b2JnN2E4NDVybzdlNm44dXYwYTdxODR1bWdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ._8kojadpp710k8b9n84q46b9k6h0j4ba2652jcb9n6l1j2c1p88r3cc9h6k?hs=121

May
4
Fri
Funny, Brutal and Breathtakingly Beautiful | Faith and Film
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

This award wining, “gut-twisting, cinder-black comedy” was nominated for the Academy’s Best Picture and deftly balances black comedy against searing drama — and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.

“it’s a Cirque du Soleil-like tightrope walk, gracefully balancing the harrowing with the humorous.”

is an uncomfortable meditation on the chaos – social, intimate, moral – that causes impunity.”

“… one of the angriest films in recent memory. Yet it has moments of unlikely (yet hilarious) comedy and sincere tenderness, along with acts of nearly unwatchable violence.”

92% 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 office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Jun
1
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Jun 1 @ 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.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/b2JnN2E4NDVybzdlNm44dXYwYTdxODR1bWdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ._8kojadpp710k8b9n84q46b9k6h0j4ba2652jcb9n6l1j2c1p88r3cc9h6k?hs=121

Jun
24
Sun
“Under the Gun: In the Gun Debate, Truth is the Ultimate Weapon”
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UNDER THE GUN examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels. The film is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig.

First 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.

Jul
6
Fri
Arts and Inspiration | Faith and Film
Jul 6 @ 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.

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
2
Sun
Breakfast Church Circle – Pot Luck & Beloved Community
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pot Luck Breakfast and Fellowship; Sharing our Service and Ministries

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
7
Sun
Breakfast Church Circle – Pot Luck & Beloved Community
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pot Luck Breakfast and Fellowship; Sharing our Service and Ministries

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.