Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lenten Film Series - 2017

At the urging of members of the Deacons Ministry, we will be presenting yet another Lenten film series during March of this year. All films will be shown in the church fellowship hall and will begin at 7 PM. Popcorn and other refreshments will generally be provided. Admission is free. During the previous two Lenten seasons attendance at the films has averaged around 20.

March 3: The Lives of Others

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. This film was scheduled to be our lead film in last year's Lenten series, but the showing was cancelled because of ice.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
Country: Germany
Language: German (English subtitles)
Release Date: 30 March 2007 (USA)
Runtime: 137 min

March 10: Tender Mercies

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. Robert Duvall won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in this film.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Writer: Horton Foote
Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 10 June 1983
Runtime: 92 min

March 17: Les Innocentes

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial
Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza
Country: France | Poland
Language: French | Polish | Russian (English subtitles)
Release Date: 10 February 2016 (France)
Runtime: 115 min

March 24 or 31: Film selection still under discussion