Belated thanks to TCU’s Reel Religion Film Festival

This post is a little late, but my life has been so busy this past week — hosting one birthday party, planning another, dealing with school cancellations and the like, etc. — that I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write, until now. Anyway. A week and a half ago, I had the great privilege of speaking at the Reel Religion Film Festival hosted by Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. I was one of two guests at their 10th anniversary dinner — the other being actor Drew Powell — and I got to lead the discussion after a screening of The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), one of my favorite films of all time. Everyone I met was incredibly hospitable and it was, all told, one of my more enjoyable trips out of the country. Many thanks to everyone involved.

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).


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