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The Promise—Keeping Hope Alive

The Promise—Keeping Hope Alive

Seeing refugees flee their war-torn countries such as in Syria, we realize this tragic displacement of peoples happens over and over again through history. Many flee, but many are massacred simply for being who they are. Why, in the case of the Armenian Genocide, did it take one hundred years before the story was told? "The Promise" is a step toward correcting the silence.
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The Shack - A Poetic Retreat

The Shack - A Poetic Retreat

The movie, "The Shack," based on the best-selling novel by William P. Young, provides a cinematic retreat for the audience. In two hours it invites the viewer to go deep, to examine one’s life, relationships, and struggles with faith. As Tim McGraw, who plays Mack’s friend and pastor, Willie, in the film, says, this story “impacts viscerally.” One cannot but be moved by such a profoundly impactful film. The movie draws each viewer into the emotion-laden experience of the characters...
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A Dog's Purpose - to get you loving

A Dog's Purpose - to get you loving

Lasse Hallström, the Swedish director known for thought-provoking films such as “The Hundred Foot Journey,” “Chocolat,” “The Shipping News,” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” once again provides theater-goers with some food for thought in “A Dog’s Purpose.” Of course, the food tastes better out of the trash and bacon from under the table is just the best.
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Hidden Figures - Simple Respect

Hidden Figures - Simple Respect

Just imagine three African-American women on the side of the road, their car broken down. It’s Hampton, Virgina in 1961 and a white police officer pulls over, suspicious. Once he hears they work for NASA, he changes his tune and offers them an escort so they won’t be late for work. As she’s driving, one of the women exclaims, “Three Negro women are chasing a white police officer down the highway in 1961. That is a God-ordained miracle.”
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Scorsese's "Silence" is his most Catholic film

Scorsese's "Silence" is his most Catholic film

Shûsaku Endô (1923-1996) was a Japanese Catholic novelist whose extensive writings probed the conflicts and paradoxes of faith. He was born in Tokyo, lived in Manchuria, then returned to Japan and was baptized at about the age of 11. After university, he married, had a son and lived in France. The novelist Graham Greene, with whom Endo has often been compared, said he was "one of the finest living novelists" of his time.In 1966, Endô published Silence (Chinmoku), a wo...
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