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14 January 2008

Faith and Film

Comment, a magazine published by the Work Research Foundation in Toronto (whose "mission is to influence people to a Christian view of work and public life"), has had a bunch of great articles on faith and film lately:

"Something beautiful in Hollywood" is about actor Eduardo Verástegui's calling as a "missionary to Hollywood," the film Bella in which he stars, and its production company Metanoia Films, which seeks not to be specifically Christian, but to speak to audiences the "truth that's already written on their heart, truth about the beauty of life, the dignity of the human person, issues of social justice, issues of family, so many things that just ring true to the human heart."

"In search of a good film: nine signposts" suggests ideas to help Christians decide what films to watch, and how we should engage them.

"2007's best films" is pretty self-explanatory. Best films from a faith and film perspective, though not necessarily Christian in content nor produced by Christians. And some might raise eyebrows at Focus on the Family.

1 comment:

Iambic Admonit said...

Thanks for sharing this post! Have you seen Bella? I looked at the previews, and it looked like a sort of good, gritty, happy realistic look at life, but not a super film. I could be wrong.

But it's always good to hear about artists with clear vision and a love of truth!