Theology in the Dark is an occasional series offered in collaboration with Booth University College, in which we explore the idea that sometimes theology is best done through a medium such as film. The basic approach is to view a movie together, and then to spend some time in conversation, debriefing what we all saw. Sometimes these evenings are held in the screening room at Booth (which has a good sized screen, great sound and decent chairs), while on other occasions we arrange to meet at a movie theatre or at the church.
Booth University College is located at 447 Webb Place, and we’d ask that you plan to arrive between 6:40 and 7pm so that we can let you in the locked front doors!
January 25 at 7:00pm at Booth: A Ghost Story
A young couple live, love, and argue in their home in the countryside. When the husband dies in a car accident, he returns as a sheet-covered ghost. A gorgeously filmed and hauntingly minimalist tale, A Ghost Story offers an enigmatic reflection on memory, grief, and home.
Content warning: Rated R for brief language and a distrubing image.
Feburary 19: This is a special kid friendly version of the series that will take place at 2pm at All Saints. Movie: TBA
April 19 at 7:00pm at Booth: Logan
James Mangold’s Logan (2017) is a stark, gritty reimagining of the superhero film. In 2029, Hugh Jackman’s Logan (formerly known as Wolverine) has tried to leave his past behind. In a world that has all but forgotten superheroes, Logan tries to live under the radar. When he discovers a young girl with his unique abilities, Logan must decide whether to remain in hiding or sacrifice everything for a greater good.
Content warning: Rated R for strong, brutal violence