International Film Festival

The 2016-2017 Season

“Life Through Death: Changes in Perception”

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 10th season of our Int’l Film Festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30pm.

Film Festival screenings will be held Sept. 2016 to May 2017 on the 3rd Friday of the month 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 2016

Movie: Turtles Can Fly

Iran/France/Iraq 2004
Director: Bahman Ghobadi

Sept. 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

Explore this season’s full schedule of unique films and explore a deeper perspective on this season’s theme “Life Through Death: Changes in Perception”

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.

Films for 2017

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