A treasure of Downtown Columbia is the Nickelodeon Theatre, and DOWNTOWN CHURCH has enjoyed a relationship with the non-profit community theatre since we hosted Reel to Real, a gathering event back in our early days, where we viewed current films at the theatre that encouraged us to explore deeper questions of faith. Recently we've had the opportunity to partner with them on a project thats been on our radar screen for over two years - a Faith on Film series. The Nickelodeon selected a series of documentaries and narrative films that examine issues at the intersection of faith and religion. You'll agree with some, disagree with others, the films will prompt questions, and somewhere in that mix your own faith will be developed as you share the experience with others.
Faith on Film pairs each film with a panel of local scholars, faith leaders, and maybe a few skeptics for a respectful debate and discussion following the movie.
The series begins July 15 with "Persepolis" and a discussion of Negotiating Faith, and continues with one movie per month through December. DOWNTOWN CHURCH assisted in planning the series and Amos will moderate a discussion on God and the Universe for October's showing of "Baraka" (Monday, October 14th).
Tickets for the series are on sale now and while they are $50 for the rest of the world... the Nick is offering people connected to DOWNTOWN CHURCH a series pass for the low, low price of $25 - that's less than $5 a piece. If you are interested in the series pass, contact Suzanne Mueller.
And for more information on the series, check out the Nickelodeon website program page.