International Film Festival

The 2018-2019 Season

Family — “it is love, imperfect and unordered, that keeps them apart, even as it holds them somehow together” ~ Judith Guest, Ordinary People

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 12th season of our Int’l Film Festival starts in September.

Film Festival screenings will be held Sep. 2018 to May 2019 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 2018


Maudie
Ireland/Canada 2016


Moonstruck
USA 1987

Explore this season’s full schedule of unique films and explore a deeper perspective on this season’s theme “Family.”

Artists and spiritual writers through the millennia remind us of the lasting influence family has on us. We may not appreciate how deeply we’ve been formed and deformed by family until we gain perspective on the people, places and situations of our pasts that continue to inform our lives. Acknowledging, unlearning, re-learning and “coming into our own” allow us to accept and integrate what can and cannot be changed and gradually move into the freedom of being God’s beloved.

Artists invite us to engage our pasts and re-claim the wonder of childhood as we age:

My heart leaps up when I
behold A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be bound
each to each by natural piety.
– William Wordsworth

Everywhere we are touched by the triumph of the human spirit and enriched by encountering people’s faith experience. We join with them announcing the healing, reconciling and liberating Jesus. Given our identity as priests and Brothers from the United States Church and given our grounding, our relationships and our reading of the world around us, we draw upon the teaching of the Church and the rich experience of our members for the main aspects of the evangelization process.

Films for 2019


Dancing at Lughnasa
Ireland/UK/USA 1998


The Big Sick
USA 2017


Penny Serenade
USA 1941


Life, Animated
USA 2016


Ordinary People
USA 1980