Date - February 2, 2017
7:15 pm until 9:00 pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT, 06901
Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, SACRED immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Academy Award® winning director Thomas Lennon commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries — and a wide range of religious traditions — with each team contributing a single scene. Sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, SACREDis a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.
RUNNING TIME: 86 minutes
There will be a post-film Q&A with executive producer Bill Baker and director Thomas Lennon.
Dr. William F. Baker directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy & Education at Fordham University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of management at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, and President Emeritus of WNET-Thirteen, New York’s public television station. During his twenty-one-year tenure as president of WNET in New York, America’s flagship public broadcaster, Baker raised over one billion dollars for the station. He is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards, two Columbia Dupont Journalism Awards, and is the executive producer of the theatrical film and PBS documentary, THE FACE: JESUS IN ART.
Members can RSVP to Laura, please respond by Wednesday, February 1. Dining as a group before the movie is an option as well.
TICKETS: Purchase online here
Carte Blanche: FREE
Nonmembers – $12
Members – $7
Students/Seniors (Mon – Thu) – $9
The Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford CT