Saint Dominic Church is again sponsoring a Religious Movie Seminar with Father Gerry Lessard, O.P., every Sunday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Center in the basement of the priory at 630 E St., SW. The seminar runs from Nov. 6 to Mar. 25. Only Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 are skipped for the solemn feastdays.
This will be the fifth season of this movie seminar. Some people bring food to share, but no one is obliged. Father Lessard begins with a prayer and distributes abstracts about the current movie, describing which actor played which
part, and other facts about the film. Afterwards, anyone can express an opinion about the artistic or theological aspects of the work. When films touch more profound subjects, handouts may be given for further study.
This year, movies will include The Bible: In the Beginning The Story of Ruth, Constantine and the Cross, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Man for All Seasons, Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Cromwell, Boys Town, Men of Boys Town, I
Confess, The Confessor, The Prisoner, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Elmer Gantry, Leap of Faith, and Hereafter.
In these films, you will see John Huston, Richard Harris, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, Peter O’Toole, Stephen Boyd, Tom Tryon, Stuart Whitman, Cornel Wilde, Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, Sir Cedric Hardwick, Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Cate Blanchett, Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Montgomery Cliff, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Christian Slater, Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, Patti Page, Steve Martin, Liam Neeson, Debra Winger, Matt Damon and more!
So, come and enjoy a film, a little instruction, food, discussion and camaraderie.