Three short post-modern films about God at SFFM
Bring your dinner if you want and/or a dessert to share. Bring a friend, a date, anybody who'd be interested. I'll bring the popcorn and my vegan chocolate cake.
We will watch three short films featuring Rob Bell and produced by Flannel, a non-profit production company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They are part of a series of 14 short films called Nooma. You can see clips and learn more about them at www.nooma.com.
The three we're going to see are called Rain, Noise and Rich.
I first heard about the Nooma films from Gregg Koskela's blog. He showed one of the films in the programmed worship at Newberg Friends Church.
The clerk of my Meeting asked me what does it mean if the films are post-modern. I babbled something about a new understanding of authority. But really, I'm afraid I'm just using it as shorthand for hip or cool. Come see them and tell me what you think.
If this goes well, or at least we see potential, we'll probably have a monthly film night for a while. The Peace and Social Concerns committee is thinking of some documentaries they'd like to show. Other possibilities include the movies Friendly Persuasion and Thirteen Days (with its portrayal of the self-immolation of Friend Norman Morrison), an excerpt from the HBO series Six Feet Under and other portrayals of Quakers and Quakerly issues.
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