Film Discussions

Sundays, 12:00–2:30pm in the Library Lounge

 

Join us for fellowship and conversation around an assortment of interesting topics. After worship we will gather for a light lunch, then we’ll watch a movie and engage in some lively discussion. No previous knowledge necessary, all are welcome.

Dogma

March 24

A comedy that pokes fun at established teachings without ever taking itself too seriously. 

     Two banished angels (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) have discovered a loophole that would allow them back into heaven; problem is, they’d destroy civilization in the process by proving God fallible. It's up to Bethany (Linda Fiorentino), a lapsed Catholic who works in an abortion clinic, to save the day, with some help from two so-called prophets, the heretofore unknown 13th apostle, and a sexy, heavenly muse. In some ways Dogma is a shaggy dog of a road movie — which hits a comic peak when Affleck and Fiorentino banter drunkenly on a train to New Jersey, not realizing they're mortal enemies — and segues into a comedy-action flick as the vengeful angels (who have a taste for blood) try to make their way into heaven.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

March 31

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a very recent documentary about the real Mr. Rogers, and his unlikely-to-succeed yet beautiful show for children. It explores why the show fascinated children and adults with its love and kindness themes, some of which were radical for their time. Fred Rogers was a Presbyterian minister who chose to work with children’s television.

A Wrinkle in Time

April 7

When astrophysicist Dr. Alexander Murry disappears without a trace, his children, Meg and Charles Wallace, and neighbor Calvin O’Keefe embark on a cosmic quest to find him. This film raises questions about love, sacrifice, and the nature of the universe. Based on the classic children’s book by Madeleine L’Engle.

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

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Binghamton, NY 13901

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