Tracing Redemption in Film

Date(s) - 11/21/2015
10:00 am - 11:45 pm

First Presbyterian Church


Tracing Redemption in Film
Tenth Fay and Alfred C. Grosse Seminar on Religion and the Literary Arts
Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Dallas
Marjorie Suchocki, Professor Emerita, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA

Stalcup icons_EventThere is a freshness to the issues Christians usually consider when they are taken up by persons outside normal Christian fields of inquiry. This is particularly the case with films that powerfully present a problem within the lives of its characters, and then proceed to resolve that problem. Are there parallels to Christian resolutions? Contrasts? New insights? Through lecture, film, and discussion, this seminar will explore these issues.

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki is no stranger to the Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity; this is her fourth seminar with us. She is the author of ten books, the latest being Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film. She is the founding director of the Whitehead International Film Festival in Claremont, California, now beginning its fifteenth season. She serves on ecumenical juries at a number of film festivals, the most recent being the Washington D.C. Film Fest. In 2012, Marjorie was a plenary speaker at the Christian Church Disciples of Christ General Assembly in Orlando, Florida.