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SXSW 2017

Elijah Davidson
SXSW 2017
SXSW continues to impress me as a festival interested primarily in experimentation in all four quadrants of its program - Music, Interactive, Gaming, and Film.

Wrapping Up True/False

Asher Gelzer-Govatos
Wrapping Up True/False
There were two films that stood out above the rest for me, but then such a strong contingent of others that it became hard to order favorites.

Beating Claws into Plowshares: Logan at the End of All Things

Elijah Davidson
Beating Claws into Plowshares: Logan at the End of All Things
I’d like to write briefly about the four main referents I noticed in hopes of enhancing your enjoyment of Logan, encouraging you to watch a few great films from the past, and to get at the film’s potential theological imports.

Anticipating True/False 2017

Asher Gelzer-Govatos
Anticipating True/False 2017
True/false has since become an especially treasured ritual for me, a touchstone of my year in film, every year.

All the Batmans

Elijah Davidson
All the Batmans
Batman & Robin’s shares a thematic concern with this new LEGO Batman movie everyone loves - Batman needs a family. Furthermore, Batman & Robin and The LEGO Batman Movie share a key referent too – 1966’s Batman: The Movie

Scorsese’s Silentio: Fear and Trembling in Silence

Asher Gelzer-Govatos
Scorsese’s Silentio: Fear and Trembling in Silence
In our present moment, faith has come to be seen by many as residing primarily in the intellect, leading to belief that is conceptual and private. Faith worked out through the will, in the public sphere, tends to lead to uncomfortable choices.

The Reel Spirituality Community Top 10 Films of 2016

The Reel Spirituality Community
The Reel Spirituality Community Top 10 Films of 2016
“Walking together” is what this list most clearly represents. It’s a symbol of the faith and film-loving community of filmmakers and film scholars who are gathered under the banner of Reel Spirituality, each in their own way. We are trying to make beautiful films, to celebrate beautiful films, and to encourage others to do the same.

The Reel Spirituality Community Top Ten Films of 2016 - Individual Lists

The Reel Spirituality Community
The Reel Spirituality Community Top Ten Films of 2016 - Individual Lists
The Top Ten Films of 2016 individual lists of each of our community members.

Our Conversation with Martin Scorsese about Silence

Kutter Callaway Martin Scorsese and Makoto Fujimura
Our Conversation with Martin Scorsese about Silence
We were honored to be joined by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese for a conversation about his challenging, masterful film, Silence.

A Sacred Look: Cultural Mysticism

Sr. Nancy Usselmann.
A Sacred Look: Cultural Mysticism
If one can read in the many cultural symbols the elements of self-sacrifice, self-giving love and a search for truth, beauty and goodness or the struggle with existential darkness, then grace is present. These ideals are what give humanity hope.
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