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Sister Hosea Rupprecht is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, a religious community dedicated to evangelization with the media. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and an MA in Media Literacy from Webster University in St. Louis. 

Sr. Hosea is director of the East Coast office of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, based in Staten Island, NY, and speaks on media literacy and faith to catechists, parents, youth, and young adults. Together with Father Chip Hines, she is the co-host of Searchlight, a Catholic movie review show on Catholic TV. Sr. Hosea is the author of How to Watch Movies with Kids: A Values-Based Strategy, released by Pauline Books & Media. 

For the past 15 years, she has facilitated various film dialogues for both children and adults, as well as given presentations on integrating culture, faith and media.

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Spirit Untamed - Respect for nature...and people!

Spirit Untamed - Respect for nature...and people!

Following in the hoofprints of its film and television predecessors, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" and "Spirit Riding Free," the new animated film, "Spirit Untamed," once again takes the viewer back to a time when wild horses roamed the West. This time, however, the humans who encounter the majestic beasts experience healing from their own hurts as they try to rescue the horses from the bad-guy wranglers.
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Finding You - Go Deeper

Finding You - Go Deeper

When Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid), an aspiring violinist, fails her audition for the Manhattan Conservatory of Music, she feels like prayer to God has let her down. So, she decides to take a semester abroad in a small coastal town in Ireland. As she sets out, there's no way for her to know that the experience will unlock her heart and her musical passion.
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Dolphin Island - love and connection, it's essential!

Dolphin Island - love and connection, it's essential!

14-year-old Annabel Coleridge knows what it's like to live in a community where loving connection with other people is a part of daily life. But that is threatened when her grandparents want to take her away from her home in the Bahamas to what they consider a more promising living situation in New York. Their money and status can't bring happiness to Annabel but the love and connection she feels at home can.
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Yes Day - Family Life Needs Fun to Grow

Yes Day - Family Life Needs Fun to Grow

This family comedy has Allison, mom of three, discovering that her kids compare her to historical dictators. So she and her husband institute a Yes Day when the kids make the rules and the parents have to say yes to every request. Sound like a disaster waiting to happen? Perhaps but it sure is fun!
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Fisherman's Friends - Authenticity Attracts

Fisherman's Friends - Authenticity Attracts

This based-on-a-true-story yarn will have you laughing, crying, and tapping your feet to music you won't forget. The Fisherman's Friends are, first and foremost, friends and fishermen who got together to sing traditional sea shanties for their community of Port Isaac, on Cornwall's northern coast. When some music execs play a joke on their unsuspecting colleague, no one would image they would become a music sensation.
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Marriage Story - Relationship Building Takes Work

Marriage Story - Relationship Building Takes Work

The film snagged an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and Laura Dern won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of divorce lawyer, Nora Fanshaw. It's a heartbreaking story but may serve as a profound conversation-starter for married couples or those preparing for marriage about just how important it is to have open, honest, and clear communication in a marriage.
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