International Film Festival

The 2019-2020 Season

Life through Death: The Expanded Heart–On the Path of Self Knowledge

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 13th season of our International Film Festival starts in September.

Film Festival screenings will be held Sep. 2019 to May 2020 on the 3rd Friday of the month, 7:30 pm at the Maryknoll Society Center in Ossining, NY.

COME, enjoy and reflect on our faith through the art of film!

Admission is FREE

The International Film Festival is open to the public and happily brought to you by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. We invite people of all faiths and perspectives to attend our screenings and join our discussions after each film.

A Maryknoll Missioner will introduce the films and facilitate a discussion after each screening.

Films for 2020

The Naked Island
Japan 1960

The Rider
USA 2017

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
USA 1973

Explore this season’s full schedule of unique films and explore a deeper perspective on this season’s theme “Life through Death: The Expanded Heart–On the Path of Self Knowledge.”

Artists and spiritual writers through the millennia remind us of the necessity to know ourselves. Their creations invite us to plumb the interior life beneath outward appearances. There we discover and allow hidden or buried aspects of ourselves, life and one another to emerge. Truths are revealed that challenge and encourage further self-awareness. Our life experiences are bread for the journey – food that nourishes and sustains us on this lifelong path of self knowledge with its seeming setbacks and inched-along evolvement.

“Saint Teresa of Avila made a significant comment about reflection on experiences and personal history — This path of self-knowledge must never be abandoned, nor is there on this journey a soul so much a giant that it has no need to return often to the stage of an infant and a suckling. And this should never be forgotten …”

Along the path we waken often to the truth that our bruised hearts give and receive welcome to and from our wounded companions – The Communion of Saints. ~ Joseph F. Schmidt, Praying Our Experiences