Faith & Film Series

Interested in thought-provoking film and conversation? 

The Faith & Film Series, co-sponsored by First Pres Berkeley and New College Berkeley, returns this August with a collection of films that chronicle the story of people invited by God on journeys of a lifetime.

Dates: Friday, August 3, 10, 17, and 24
Time: 7 pm 
Location: Room G202, Geneva Hall  
Free Admission

August 3 –– Ida / with Sam Choi, MD

A Polish drama about a young woman on the verge of taking vows to become a Catholic nun.

Facilitated by: Sam Choi, MD, is former Assistant Film Curator at the Carnegie Institute Museum of Art and former Curatorial Film Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (Centre Pompidou).


August 10 –– Stones Cry Out  /  with Marilyn McEntyre, PhD

In the land where Christianity was born, little is ever said about the Palestinian Christian minority.

Facilitated by:  Marilyn McEntyre, PhD, is author of numerous works of poetry and prose including Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. She has taught literature courses at Westmont College, Princeton Seminary, and New College Berkeley.


August 17 –– Letters to Father Jacob  /  with Sharon Gallagher, MTS

A Finnish priest takes in a pardoned criminal, who is transformed by the quiet witness of the humble priest.

Facilitated by:  Sharon Gallagher, MTS, is professor of Christianity and the Media at New College Berkeley. She is also the editor of Radix magazine, for which she writes a film column.

August 24 –– The Kid with a Bike  /  with Ryan Pemberton, MTS

This Belgian movie tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who is comforted by a woman after his father has abandoned him.

Facilitated by: Ryan Pemberton, MTS, Minister for University Engagement at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. He is the author of Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’s House and Back Again

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