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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.

Denis Villeneuve’s Cinema of Collapse

Elijah Davidson
Denis Villeneuve’s Cinema of Collapse
Villeneuve’s filmography is a cinema of collapsing borders.

Super Gods With Us

Chris Lopez
Super Gods With Us
I think the continued proliferation and success of the comic book genre is due to the fact that our supergods have been narratively and cinematically incarnated. They are the god-women and god-men, the emmanuelles and emmanuels of our “secular, scientific, rational culture.”

Screening to the Choir: Redeeming Hollywood

Avril Speaks
Screening to the Choir: Redeeming Hollywood
Redeeming the media doesn’t start or stop with the content we make. It means seeing cast and crew as a vital piece of what God is creating, and as a result, treating them with dignity and respect.

A Sacred Look: The Search for Meaning

Sr. Nancy Usselmann
A Sacred Look: The Search for Meaning
Human beings’ search for meaning and complete fulfillment is an age-old quest that has concerned humanity since the beginning of time.

Screening to the Choir: Stewards of the Industry

Avril Speaks
Screening to the Choir: Stewards of the Industry
I think of stewardship in terms of God’s commands about stewarding our gifts and resources. For those of us working in or aspiring to work in the film/tv industry, we are managing the gift of an art form that has the potential to entertain and maybe even to change lives.
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