“Volume Three” of our popular film and theology series, hosted by Director of Congregational Care Scott Roby, will run from September 2017 to May 2018. This series’ theme will be “Embracing The Other” and will include films dealing with a challenge relevant to everyone today: how can individuals or communities not only understand the stranger in their midst, but also actively welcome them, despite differences of theology, culture, race, or (yes) even species! Bring a friend!
Join us in Rooms 205/206 (the youth rooms) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for the movie, discussion, and refreshments. We are providing movie fare - pizza, popcorn and drinks. Childcare & Transportation will be provided. Contact Gina Dawson to reserve your spot. See you at the movies!
301-881-1881, ext. 2006
“The Band’s Visit”
April 6, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Room 205/206
We’ll be watching the movie that garnered over 35 international film awards from 2007-08 and inspired the 2017 Broadway musical hit: The Band’s Visit (2007, rated PG-13, 87 minutes, in both English, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles). This heartwarming winner is the witty story of strangers truly stuck in a strange land.
The plot: A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music, and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself. Richard Corliss of Time Magazine writes: “Egypt invades Israel - this time to make music. If this film doesn’t delight and touch you, maybe you should have your heart examined.”
Previous Titles in the Series
Arrival, September 8, 2017
Kingdom of Heaven, October 6, 2017
The Hudsucker Proxy, November 3, 2017
The Visitor, December 1, 2017
Map of the Human Heart, January 12, 2018
The Red Turtle, February 9, 2018
Gran Torino, March 2, 2018