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Past Film Screenings

The Mission by Roland Joffe
Monday, April 8, 2013, 6:30 PM
A dramatic story about an 18th century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe from greedy, brutal, and enslaving Portugal's government.

The Way by Emilio Estevez ‌
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:30 PM
Shot on St. James' Way, one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes, with the cooperation of local and Church authorities, The Way marks a movie milestone. Never before was a movie crew allowed to film inside the resting place of the Apostle James, the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela-- let alone film during Mass there. While the famous physical journey of The Camino culminates at the cathedral, as Martin Sheen observes there is another level of experience: "The inward journey is a pilgrimage of transcendence; as you walk you hear the inner voice. You walk alone but you walk in community."

Babette's Feast by Gabriel Axel‌
Monday, October 29, 2012 6:30 PM‌
Babette, a refugee from counter-revolutionary Paris, arrives in a remote village in Berlevaag Fjord, Norway. She begs two local elderly and pious Christian sisters to hire her as a housekeeper. After the sisters' father dies, the pastor of a small Protestant church, they decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette prepares a feast which expresses her appreciation to the local residents and transforms their lives.

The Island by Pavel Lugin
Monday, March 19, 2012 6:30 PM‌‌
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of his sin he committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.

The Third Man by Carol Reed
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:30 PM‌‌
Holly Martins searches for his childhood friend Harry Lime through the seedy underworld of postwar Vienna and gets caught up in a web of love, deception, racketeering, and murder.

A Question of Habit by Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Screening and discussion of Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy’s documentary film  exploring images and realities of Roman Catholic sisters and nuns in America.  Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.

Black Orpheus directed by Marcel Camus
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication, Loyola University and Ted Hardin, Columbia College. Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor, Loyola University, LSC.

Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang
Monday, February 14, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication, Loyola University and Ted Hardin, Columbia College. Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor, Loyola University, LSC.

The Flowers of St. Francis directed by Roberto Rossellini
Monday, October 4, 2010 6:30 p.m.

Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication and Ted Hardin, Columbia College.

The 9th Day directed by Volker Schlondorff
September 13, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Film screening & discussion with Dr. Dennis Martin, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini
March 30, 2010,
6:30 p.m.
Post-Film Discussion lead by Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication & Ted Hardin, Columbia College

The Exorcist directed by William Friedkin
February 4, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
In Conjunction with CCIH’s ‘Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters Lecture’ by Dr. Colleen McDannell, University of Utah, “Still Learning from The Exorcist: Catholicism and American Film’ on February 2nd.

Wise Blood directed by John Huston
October 22, 2009,
6:30 p.m.
Joining the University Libraries’ 'The Uncommon Imagination: Book and Film’ Program. Post-Film Discussion lead by Rachel N. Hart, Hank Center Assistant Manager

Bella  directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
September 3, 2009,
6:30 p.m.
Post-Film Discussion lead by Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Depts. of Theology and English

8 1/2  directed by Federico Fellini
March 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece about the nature of creativity--and creation.  Post-film discussion led by Ted Hardin of Chicago’s Columbia College. 

North by Northwest directed by Alfred Hitchcock
February 19, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller about running from unknown enemies with unknown intentions.  Post-film discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago.

La Strada directed by Federico Fellini
November 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion by Ted Hardin, Columbia College

Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock
September 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion by Elizabeth Coffman, Dept. of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

The Seventh Seal directed by Ingmar Bergman
March 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion led by Dr. Ted Hardin, Columbia College

Philip Grönin’s much-acclaimed 2007 film Into Great Silence
January 22, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion led by Dr. Dennis Martin, Dept. of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Chicago Premier - Morgan Atkinson's Soul Searching, The Journey of Thomas Merton
October 18, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Latest film on the life of trappist Monk, Thomas Merton. Discussion following led by producer-director Morgan Atkinson

Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue I:  I Am the Lord Thy God. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me
October 1, 2007, 7:30
p.m.
Part I of Kieslowski's acclaimed post-modern treatment of the Ten Commandments. Discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, Dept. of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

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