Cinema and Sacrament Film Screening: "Oh, God!"
Sunday, September 18 at 4:30pm Ahmanson Auditorium, Reception at 4:00pm, Screening at 4:30pm
Join us for a screening of Oh, God!, the 1977 comedy by director Carl Reiner, starring George Burns and John Denver. A light reception and discussion will follow. Speakers will be announced at a later date.
Oh, God! is a comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel of the same name by Avery Corman, the film was directed by Carl Reiner from a screenplay written by Larry Gelbart. The story centres on unassuming supermarket manager Jerry Landers (Denver), chosen by God (Burns) to spread his message despite the skepticism of the media, religious authorities, and Landers' own wife (Teri Garr).
Cinema and Sacrament Film Screening: "The Railway Man"
Sunday, November 6 at 4:00pm Ahmanson Auditorium, Reception at 3:00pm, Screening at 4:00pm
Join us for a screening of The Railway Man, a 2013 British–Australian film set against World War II and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. A light reception and discussion will follow. Speakers will be announced at a later date.
The Railway Man is an adaptation of the autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, and stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine and Stellan Skarsgård. It premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2013. Eric Lomax (Firth) is a British officer who is captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent to a Japanese POW camp, where he is forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway north of the Malay Peninsula. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, with the help of his wife Patti (Kidman) and best friend Finlay (Skarsgård), Lomax decides to find and confront one of his captors who had escaped prosecution as a war criminal.
About Cinema and Sacrament
This film series explores current topics of faith and culture through the lens of modern Cinema. Open to the general public, screenings conclude with a reception and discussion with filmmakers and scholars. Cinema and Sacrament is sponsored by the LMU Casassa Legacy Society, Center for Religion and Spirituality, College of Communication and Fine Arts, CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice, Heritage Association of Retired Faculty and Staff, Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts, School of Film and Television, and Women's Leadership Council.