Tag: Film

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    “The Arab world will always be a religious place,” says film director Haifaa Al-Mansour, but “it’s important not to see ourselves as us against the world. It’s more of us with the world.” More

    September 23, 2013 | Comments

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    He is a Catholic deacon as well as a professor of English and creative writing, and his many novels come face to face with “the imponderables of life.” More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    It’s Oscar time, and as the Academy Awards are handed out this weekend, revisit our archive of interviews and stories about such recent films as The Tree of Life, Higher Ground, The Way, and more. More

    February 24, 2012 | Comments

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    Actor Martin Sheen says his new movie about the Camino de Santiago is ultimately about “a journey of the spirit as well as the flesh” as well as a search for ritual and transcendence. More

    October 14, 2011 | Comments

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    Actress Vera Farmiga plays a woman who is “wrestling with the Lord and refusing to let him go until she understands and until he blesses her,” says writer and author Frederica Mathewes-Green. More

    October 6, 2011 | Comments

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    An acclaimed new movie shows that a monastery is “at once a refuge and a very integral part of the world,” says Jesuit priest James Martin, and that “the life of faith is not without doubt.” More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Pastor Matthew Cork of Yorba Linda Friends Church in California says its ministry includes producing a feature film “that has a cause and a mission behind it.” More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    Set in 1967, the story centers on a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest, Larry Gopnick, who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional calamities. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch religion columnist Cathleen Falsani, author of “The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers,” discuss theological and moral themes in previous films by Joel and Ethan Coen, including “The Big Lebowski,” which has inspired its own religion. More

    October 9, 2009 | Comments

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    “The Simpsons is not a show about religion, but it’s about a family in which religion plays a part, and in that sense it’s really reflective of what most Americans do and feel about religion,” says Mark Pinsky, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons.” More

    July 27, 2007

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