Movies with a Message
In our series Movies with a Message, we feature movies that convey a meaningful spiritual or ethical theme. Following the movie, participants have the opportunity to enter into discussion and reflect upon the meanings and implications of the movie.
Movies with a message begin at 6:15pm and are viewed in the Dominican Sisters of Peace Great Bend Motherhouse Auditorium.
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Summer – Fall 2018 Movies with a Message Series
Wild Strawberries – Tuesday September 4
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery.
The Flowers of St. Francis – Tuesday October 2
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers – starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their Rule and ending with their dispersal to preach. The unconnected chapters are like parables, some with a moral. The slight and comic Ginepro returns naked to St. Mary’s of the Angels, having given away his tunic, but not his ricotta. The aged Giovanni shouts and holds onto his cape; the beatific St. Clair pays a visit. Humble Francis doubts his leadership, hugs a leper, and sends his brothers spinning, dizzy, and smiling into the world. This brotherhood is infused with whimsy as well as belief.
Little Women – Tuesday October 30
The endearing saga of the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth — who come of age in New England during the Civil War, is based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. With Mr. March away fighting for the Union cause, the girls and their beloved mother, Marmee, manage to keep their spirits up through dire economic and emotional crises, until Jo’s literary aspirations and Meg’s romance with a teacher threaten to pull the sisters apart.
The Man Who Invented Christmas – Friday November 30
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.