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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

Jan
23
Wed
Art of the Steal – Film and Discussion
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This film looks at the controversy surrounding the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes, a millionaire who amassed a remarkable selection of significant works during the early 20th century. Barnes sought to keep his priceless pieces together as part of his foundation even after his death, but the involvement of numerous parties led to the scattering of his collection. This documentary sheds light on how his wishes were violated by a handful of opportunistic individuals.

A group discussion to share opinions and thoughts will follow the film.

For more information, contact Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net

Presented in association with UCC Sanctuary, Coffee Shop Artists, Malden Creates, Howes Gallery, MACI, Pinnacle Mortgage Corp

Jan
25
Fri
Deeply Affecting | Faith and Film
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

This month’s film tells the story of a father and daughter living in the forest off the grid – until society 
‘intervenes’ in their idyllic life. Their journey is profound and harrowing and beautiful – and we get to wonder about what makes a home.

“Occasionally uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking, it is nothing less than sublime.”

“It covers difficult ground, but to say it leaves no trace would be a lie. It definitely makes its mark.”

“…is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of [it’s actors].”

100% 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.

Feb
15
Fri
Friendship, Courage and the Joy of Discovery | Faith and Film
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

This entertaining, animated fantasy has “intellectual ballast, but it’s cleverly disguised. ” “Beneath the easy slapstick, there’s a timely moral too: Don’t fear the unknown, embrace it. Just try not to squish it.”

74% tomatometer. 


From the reviews:

‘…a charming family film…” with a “thoughtful lesson about tolerance, division and learning to see from the perspective of others.” 

“…a surprisingly sophisticated allegory about the consequences of conformity and the importance of questioning authority. Oh, and the songs are catchy too.”

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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.

Mar
15
Fri
An Essential Film For Now | Faith and Film
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

From the reviews:

“An emotional powerhouse, too powerful to resist…impossible to forget”

-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Entirely authentic”

-Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“One of the most essential films that could exist right now”

-Matt Goldberg, Collider

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.

Apr
19
Fri
First Reformed | Faith and Film
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

From the reviews:

“sensitive, suspenseful , weighty…” 

“Religion, First Reformed suggests, is easy. It’s faith that’s hard.”

“First Reformed asks us to take another look at what we think we know about politics, religion and other things we like to argue about, and asks nothing more than our quiet attention.”

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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.