Theology in the Dark: "The Wrestler"


or the first session in our occasional series, Theology in the Dark, we’re going to be joining with the English and Film Department at Booth University College to present a screening of Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 film, The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke.

Thursday October 14, 7:00PM

Booth University College Film Lab

447 Webb Place

Theology in the Dark offers an opportunity to watch a film together, and to spend a bit of time in conversation around what we all saw. Realizing that many people will wonder what the heck a film about a washed-out wrestler has to do with theology, we’ve invited Preston Parsons to join us and offer some insight. Preston has done some work on the theological grip of the film, which he’s posted on his blog. If you’re interested, you can click here, and just scroll down to the post for March 5, 2010.

*Just a heads up: this film received a PG14 rating for both violence and sexual content. While it is pretty intense, there is nothing gratuitous or superficial about the way these themes are used.

So, do join us on October 14. Plan to arrive a few minutes early, so we can be sure to get everyone settled into the film lab by 7:00PM.

And while there will be no cost for the film, we will be sure to have some drinks and snacks available for sale, just so we get the real movie experience!

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