International Film Festival

Life Through Death: Changes in Perception

Season 2016-2017

The Maryknoll International Film Festival, sponsored by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, will run for its tenth season starting September 16, 2016. Screenings are held every third Friday of the month from September 2016 to May 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Admission is FREE.

Maryknoll Mission Center

Artists and spiritual writers through the millennia remind us of the numbing power that complacency instills in the human spirit. We become so secure that we assume our perception of reality is reality. We believe we are right and anything that challenges our perception is wrong. We even assume that God is a reflection of what I think and deem to be true.

When our lives are disrupted through suffering, love, terror or joy, our waters are muddied. We question what we took for granted. Through fear, insecurity, confusion and, eventually, hope – we start to see anew. Artists invite us to enter this arena of confusion and feel its potential and excitement. They encourage and support us in moving toward openness – toward relinquishing our fearful hold on a truncated reality. We start to see God as the Infinite Mystery of self-emptying Love inviting us to surrender to Love rather than squirm in fear – clutching a lie – that locks out hope.

A Maryknoll Missioner will introduce the films
and also facilitate a brief discussion following each screening.

Films for 2016

Films for 2017

Movie: Turtles Can Fly

Iran/France/Iraq 2004
Director: Bahman Ghobadi

Sep. 16 – 7:30pm

Movie: I Am Love

Italy 2010
Director: Luca Guadagnino

Oct. 21 – 7:30pm

Movie: Nell

U.S. 1994
Director: Michael Apted

Nov. 18 – 7:30pm

Movie: Shadowlands

UK 1985
Director: Norman Stone

Dec. 16 – 7:30pm

Movie: Ida

Poland//Denmark/UK/France 2013
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Jan. 20 – 7:30pm

Movie: Household Saints

US 1993
Director: Nancy Savoca

Feb. 17 – 7:30pm

Movie: The Naked Island

Japan 1960
Director: Kaneto Shindo

Mar. 17 – 7:30pm

Movie: Now, Voyager (1942)

US 1942
Director: Irving Rapper

Apr. 21 – 7:30pm

Movie: Silence (2016)

US 2016
Director: Martin Scorsese

May 19 – 7:30pm