Posts By: Film and Religion

New Film Explores Kabbalah, the Need for Religious Identity

A case of truth in advertising if nothing else, Steven E. Bram’s Kabbalah Me is much less interested in explaining the beliefs and secrets of this mysterious Jewish practice than it is in its relevance to the eponymous “me”: Bram himself. The picture’s first-person focus makes it surprisingly uninformative and occasionally annoying; while commercial prospects… Read more »

Centre bans movie on Indira Gandhi assassination

Following serious concerns raised by the Union home ministry about Punjabi film Kaum De Heere, based on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the Centre on Thursday banned the movie’s release. …The film’s producer, Pardeep Bansal, said the film is based on true incidents, according to the findings of the Justice Thakkar Commission that had… Read more »

Andrew Keegan starts his own religion called Full Circle

HE starred alongside Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You but now 90s heart-throb Andrew Keegan has started his own religion. The 35-year-old former teen heart-throb has launched a Venice Beach, California-based spiritual movement called Full Circle. The movement claims, per a statement on their official website, to be the “home of a… Read more »

2014-15 Religion And Politics Film Series: “Divided We Fall” Screening

Discussion With Filmmakers Valarie Kaur And Sharat Raju at Washington University in St. Louis Date – 09/09/2014 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath (2008) by Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju will be the first film presented in the Religion and Politics Film Series. Valarie Kaur was a 20-year-old college student… Read more »

Why Every Christian Should Watch ‘Calvary’ … and Avoid ‘God’s Not Dead’

Heaven is For Real and God’s Not Dead are not Christian movies. They are not even religious movies. They are schmaltzy, vacuous, “inspirational” movies. […Calvary] is a dark, dark comedy. I found myself laughing and cringing, angered and saddened, hopeful and despairing. But never, ever lost. Calvary is an incredibly profound and hopeful portrait of… Read more »

Fundraiser: Ignacio: A Film About The First Jesuit

There is a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds to make a movie about the Ignacio: [It] is a full-length feature film about St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.  It is an incisive and thrilling look at his life as told by a young priest who was once assigned to defend him before… Read more »

Guillermo Arriaga’s ‘Words With Gods’

The official description of a movie that will premier in November in the US Words with Gods is an exploration of the relationship between different cultures and religion. Aboriginal Spirituality, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto Buddhism, Orthodox Christianity, Umbanda, Hinduism, as well as Atheism find their expression in this two-hour film. Based on a concept by… Read more »

Traditions, Trials and Turmoils Within Bristol Churches

“[New movie, Traditions, Trials and Turmoils Within Bristol Churches]  examines the meaning of religion, and its various styles, for people in our community — from the coming of the Pilgrims to the separation from England to the present day,” Tom Dickau, president of the Bristol Historical Society, said. “I think that every parish in town should have… Read more »

Holy Ghost, New Kickstarter Film

Last summer Darren Wilson had  a successful crowdsourcing fundraiser to create the movie titled Holy Ghost. The film is now done and will premiere September 6. Here is the official description Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary from the director of Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights,… Read more »