Faith @ the Movies: Through the Eyes of A Child
Wednesday Evening Summer Series – 2018
Welcome again to our Faith @ the Movies Summer Series! While there is no one guiding principle behind the choices of these movies, they often deal with significant life (and faith) issues. Sometimes these are just overlooked movies that are films worth watching. In addition, these movies are simply a good time to get away from the DVR, eat a little popcorn, and have a shared viewing experience with friends at church. This year, we have a special focus on children’s perspectives. But don’t be mistaken, these films are for all ages — not just children.
We meet each of these Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Though these choices could change, here is the lineup and dates:
July 11: Queen of Katwe (Rating: PG)
Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
July 18: Wonder (Rating: PG)
Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.
July 25: A Wrinkle in Time (Rating: PG)
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace but she has yet to realize it for herself. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil.
August 1: Coco (Rating: PG)
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.