Posts Categorized: New Films

The Club: Chile’s past accompanied by opaque religious elements

The Club is troubling on every level, the apparent reconciliation of its conclusion – rendered in, and reflected by, acts of religion that can’t help articulating spiritual purpose even when the context in which they appear is corrupted – as much driven by compromise as by the resolving will of any higher power, either secular… Read more »

“Through a Class Darkly” – takes a look at religion in an unconventional way

A supernatural world full of mythical beings and musical songs set on East Carolina University’s campus comes alive tonight in Speight Auditorium. “Through a Class Darkly,” a film written and directed by ECU professor Michael Tierno, takes a look at religion in an unconventional way. Tierno, creator of “Through a Class Darkly,” drew from his… Read more »

Hell or High Water Trailer

”Hell or High Water” tells the story of a young pastor loved and adored by the people around him. Things change for him when he has to confront a hidden truth about himself—a truth that could make or break him psychologically. But, whatever decision he makes, he is still going to crash and burn, for… Read more »

BFI Flare: Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? follows Saar, a gay man from a very religious family in Israel. After being kicked out of the kibbutz because of his sexuality, Saar moves to London, where he enjoys all of the pleasures that had been denied to him in the restrictive space of his home country. These pleasures however,… Read more »

‘God Willing’: Filmart/Hong Kong Review

Winner of the 2015 David di Donatello Award for best new director (aka the ‘Italian Oscar,’) God Willing, a comedy-drama directed and co-written by Edoardo Falcone, screenwriter for Massimiliano Bruno (Nessuno mi può giudicare, Confusi e felici), takes on spiritual awakening and the religion-versus-reason dilemma with a predictable plot and glimmers of fine humor. Fashioned… Read more »

Voices of Muslim Women from the US South

When one thinks of the American Deep South, the image of veiled Muslim students strolling the University of Alabama campus is the last thing that comes to mind. VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN FROM THE US SOUTH is a documentary that explores the Muslim culture through the lens of five University of Alabama Muslim students. The… Read more »