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Faith in Focus Film Series: Household Saints

Faith in Focus Film Series: Household Saints

Monday, November 18
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Damen Student Center Cinema 
Loyola University Chicago 
1032 W. Sheridan Rd 
Chicago, IL 60660

Guest Speaker: Film Director Nancy Savoca

We began the month of November with the Feast of All Saints and the Hank Center's final program of the month takes the question of sainthood to a whole new level with the film Household Saints by Nancy Savoca. Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Francine Prose, Household Saints tells the story of an Italian-American family and the generational differences they live through as they become assimilated into mainstream America. A funny yet probing drama, the question of the nature of sainthood is at the heart of the movie. The late Andrew Greeley, a fan of the film, claimed that it was the best recreation of the street scenes in Italian American neighborhoods. We are extremely lucky to have with us the film's director, Nancy Savoca, to discuss the (Italian) Catholic imagination that inspires it.


The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and general public.