“Of Gods and Men”

Our Theology in the Dark series resumes this week


nce again we’re collaborating with Booth University College to offer a film and theology series entitled Theology in the Dark. The basic idea is to invite people to head over to the film lab at Booth (which has a good sized screen, great sound and decent chairs) to watch a movie together and then to spend a bit of time in conversation around what we saw.

The first evening in our series takes place this Thursday October 6 at 7:00pm, when we’ll be viewing Of Gods and Men, the 2010 French drama film directed by Xavier Beauvois, dealing with the harmonious relationship between a community of nine Trappist monks and the largely Muslim population of of their local town, and how that is challenged with  life and death decisions by the outbreak of the Algerian Civil War.

The film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix, the festival’s second most prestigious award. To watch a trailer of the film, simply click here.

There is no admission charge for the film, though we will have some appropriate drinks and movie snacks on hand for a donation! Please plan to arrive between 6:30 and 6:55, so that we can get everyone into the theatre before the college doors are locked. Booth University College is located at 442 Webb Place in downtown Winnipeg.

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