Film Discussions

Sundays in March, 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.

Amazing Grace

March 1

This 2018 documentary follows the recording of Aretha Franklin’s famed gospel album, performed live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1970s Los Angeles. The film won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary in 2019.

Doubt

March 8

In 1964, the winds of change are sweeping through St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn, a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school’s strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When Sister Aloysius learns that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, she begins a personal crusade against the priest — despite her lack of evidence.

RBG

March 15

A documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — celebratory and fond, while acknowledging the controversies that swirl around its subject as she continues to issue and provoke opinions at the age of 85. Valuable for its focus on Justice Ginsburg as a champion of women’s rights, what makes this film memorable is its portrait of a woman with an exceptional intellect and a lifelong capacity for staggering amounts of minutely detailed, unswervingly purposeful work.

Mel Brooks’ The History of the World (Part 1)

March 22

Human history is traced through a series of vignettes, beginning with cavemen awestruck by their own magnificence. Then Moses (Mel Brooks) receives the tablets containing the “15” commandments, and Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) presides over a madcap Rome with his wife, Nympho (Madeline Kahn).

     Jumping ahead, the Spanish Inquisition softens repression with song and dance, and a few centuries later Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) is fomenting revolution in France.

Jesus of Montreal

March 29

Jesus of Montreal details some historical facts about Jesus while also discussing the nature of faith in late-20th century Montreal. An unconventional production of the Passion narrative by a small troupe of players invites suspicion from the local clergy. The players also find themselves oddly involved in the narrative, as events within their own lives begin to parallel the gospel.

Sunday Worship @ 10:00am

The United Presbyterian Church

42 Chenango Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Ph: 607.722.4219

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