May 4, 2013

Spirituality in Film Series: Sweet Land

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come join us in Fellowship Hall to begin our 2013 Spirituality in Film series.  This year, the series will focus on the theme of forgiveness.

Our first film is Sweet Land:

Sweet Land Trailer

Rated PG & suitable for late elementary students and up.

More about the whole series:

The Good Shepherd Baptist Church Spirituality in Film series is back! During the month of May we will be focusing on films with the overall theme of forgiveness. Films will be:
Sweet Land – Screen: Sat May 4 @ 7 PM – Discuss: Sun May 5 @ 9:30 AM

Amadeus – Screen: Sat May 10 @ 7 PM – Discuss: Sun May 11 @ 9:30 AM

The Painted Veil – Screen: Sat May 17 @ 7 PM – Discuss: Sun May 19 @ 9:30 AM

Fireflies in the Garden – Screen: Sat May 24 @ 7 PM – Discuss: Sun May 26 @ 9:30 AM

All films will be screened on a Friday in Fellowship Hall and then discussed at the Sunday education hour. Films are generally available via Netflix and other online video providers. Some may be available to Comcast subscribers as on-demand.

Please come watch and discuss with us!

Sweet Land-2005, rated PG
Set in 1920, Inge travels from Germany to rural Minnesota meet the man destined to be her husband. Bureaucracy and social morality cause major complications. (IMDB)
2007 Independent Spirit Awards®, Best Female Lead nominee: Elizabeth Reaser

Amadeus-1984, rated R (Common Sense media OK for 12+)
F. Murray Abraham earned a Best Actor Oscar for his imperious performance as Antonio Salieri, a mediocre composer whose churlish young rival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), wins immortality with his musical genius. Not happy to see his talent eclipsed, Salieri dons a disguise and deviously plots revenge, obsessed with muffling Mozart’s maddening laughter. Milos Forman’s masterful drama also won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. (Netflix)

The Painted Veil-2006, rated PG-13
A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (IMDB)
2007 Independent Spirit Awards® Best Male Lead nominee: Edward Norton

Fireflies in the Garden-2008, rated R
In the wake of an unexpected family tragedy, novelist Michael Taylor (Ryan Reynolds) is forced to confront his fractured relationship with his father (Willem Dafoe) while dealing with painful memories of his mother (Julia Roberts), a woman who moved mountains to protect him. Emily Watson, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd and Carrie-Anne Moss also star in this semiautobiographical tale of rage and redemption from writer-director Dennis Lee. (Netflix)

Location: Fellowship Hall