Going to the Movies for Lent
5 Wednesdays, beginning March 1
A series of movies that invite us into transformative encounters, featuring:
Bound, Falls Around Her; Dancing in Jaffa; Gun Hill Road, Born in Syria and more.
Come for a simple supper at 5:30pm; movie begins at 6:30pm
in the Lower Church Hall. Enter off the patio at the back of the building.
This week’s movie is Just Mercy, featuring something of the story of Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard law graduate who focused much of his career on eliminating the death penalty and life-without-parole sentencing for minors. Just Mercy traces his journey south to help prisoners in Monroe County, Alabama, and in particular his efforts to defend Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence.
For a sneak peek, watch the trailer:
“One power that movies at their best have is that they help us to imagine: Imagine beyond our bubbles. Imagine beyond our own circumstances. Imagine new possibilities and different paths.” – Jeff Chu