‘The Giver’ what happens when we destroy what makes us human

Jeff Bridges, left, and Brenton Thwaites star in "The Giver" (©The Weinstein Company)

 The word "dystopian" has always intrigued me. The easy definition is that it means "anti-utopian," but it sets up too facile a dichotomy because life never reaches the utopian ideal except in dreams, books and movies. If anything, dystopian means post-apocalyptic, which most often brings us into the realm of science fiction. A once acceptable world, however imperfect, has self-destructed or suffered destruction from outside forces, or a combination of the two. Whatever is left is … [Read more...]

Searching for Peace: National Film Retreat July 16-18, 2010

The 11th Annual National Film RetreatSEARCHING  FOR PEACEFri. Jul.16th-Sun.Jul.18th, 2010View and discuss four dramatic films to minehuman and spiritual insights on the theme of peace.Suitable for anyone who loves movies.FILM ROSTERDeparturesThe Lives of OthersMarvin's RoomKing of HeartsRetreat Directors:Frank Frost, Frank Frost ProductionsFr. Greg Freidman, OFM, St. Anthony MessengerSr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, Pauline Center for Media StudiesRegistration Fee: … [Read more...]


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