Posts By: Film and Religion

Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice

HRC’s new documentary details how religious spaces can be come more LGBT-friendly Our recent article on the firing of LGBT staff at Catholic schools was just the latest reminder that many faith communities and institutions are still reluctant to truly open their doors to all—that being in direct conflict with their core values and teachings…. Read more »

Ten Hollywood Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Their Religion

“We’re not all crazy right-wingers.” Actress Mayim Bialik recently talked about being religious in Hollywood. “I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” the actress, who is Jewish, told Fox News in an interview published on Aug. 21. There are many celebrities in Hollywood who… Read more »

Iran premieres big-budget epic film ‘Muhammad’ By Ali Noorani

Iran’s most expensive movie, “Muhammad“, which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide winning praise from early audiences. Directed by Majid Majidi, the 171-minute, visually stunning film cost around $40 million (S$57million), partly funded by the state, and took more than seven years to complete. Majidi says the aim of his work, the… Read more »

Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey et al a mixed blessing for Shaun Monson in Unity

For Shaun Monson, celebrity is a curse and a crutch. Not his own celebrity, but the 100 famous faces who narrate his documentary Unity. The personal, new-agey exploration of existence has a red carpet full of stars reading Monson’s script about love, peace and understanding, including Jennifer Aniston, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Goldblum, Helen… Read more »

‘Best Faith Film You Haven’t Heard of’ THE SONG Finds New Accolades

City on a Hill Studio’s THE SONG was honored by the Gospel Music Association with an “Inspirational Film of the Year” nomination at the upcoming Dove Awards. The award announcement arrives as the film prepares to make its world television debut, Friday August 14, on EPIX Network. A music-driven romantic drama that is an authentic,… Read more »

Film Review: Ordet (1955)

Perhaps the most intriguing elements of the film for me were the questions raised by the ghostly Johannes’ belief that he is Jesus Christ. The seminal moment in which he attempts to resurrect Inger from the dead, and swiftly enters into a blackout once he is confronted with the truth that he is not Jesus,… Read more »

RIP Wes Craven (remembering him with his words on faith)

Wes Craven passed away. In his memorey here is an excerpt from “Wes Craven on Film, Fear and Faith Asked if he considered himself a religious person now, Craven responded, “I don’t do anything in an organized way.” Rather, he has come to see filmmaking as the most significant way to express his beliefs and… Read more »