Past Faith in Focus Film Screenings

Mi Familia by Gregory Nava
Post-screening discussion with Dr. D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J.
Damen Cinema, Lake Shore Campus
Tuesday, October 28 2014

Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Michael Murphy
Damen Cinema, Lake Shore Campus
Thursday, November 6, 2014

El Crimen del Padre Amaro by Carlos Carrera
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Mark Bosco, S.J. and Dr. Hector Garcia
Damen Cinema, Lake Shore Campus
Monday, November 10, 2014

The Third Miracle by Agnieszka Holland
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 ~ 7:00PM - 9:30PM
A priest finds his faith tested when he's assigned to investigate a possible case of divine intervention.

Household Saints by Nancy Savoca
Monday, November 18, 2013 ~ 6:30PM - 9:30PM
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.

La Mia Strada by Michael DiLauro
Thursday, November 7, 2013 ~ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
La Mia Strada is a feature-length documentary that offers a personal perspective on ethnicity and culture as it links ancient and contemporary Italian culture with its Italian-American counterpart.

The Mission by Roland Joffe
Monday, April 8, 2013, 6:30 PM
A dramatic story about an 18th century Spanish Jesuits trying to protect a remote South American Indian tribe from greedy, brutal, and enslaving Portugal's government.

The Way by Emilio Estevez ‌
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:30 PM
Shot on St. James' Way, one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes, with the cooperation of local and Church authorities, The Way marks a movie milestone. Never before was a movie crew allowed to film inside the resting place of the Apostle James, the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela-- let alone film during Mass there. While the famous physical journey of The Camino culminates at the cathedral, as Martin Sheen observes there is another level of experience: "The inward journey is a pilgrimage of transcendence; as you walk you hear the inner voice. You walk alone but you walk in community."

Babette's Feast by Gabriel Axel‌
Monday, October 29, 2012 6:30 PM‌
Babette, a refugee from counter-revolutionary Paris, arrives in a remote village in Berlevaag Fjord, Norway. She begs two local elderly and pious Christian sisters to hire her as a housekeeper. After the sisters' father dies, the pastor of a small Protestant church, they decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette prepares a feast which expresses her appreciation to the local residents and transforms their lives.

The Island by Pavel Lugin
Monday, March 19, 2012 6:30 PM‌‌
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of his sin he committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.

The Third Man by Carol Reed
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:30 PM‌‌
Holly Martins searches for his childhood friend Harry Lime through the seedy underworld of postwar Vienna and gets caught up in a web of love, deception, racketeering, and murder.

A Question of Habit by Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Screening and discussion of Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy’s documentary film  exploring images and realities of Roman Catholic sisters and nuns in America.  Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.

Black Orpheus directed by Marcel Camus
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication, Loyola University and Ted Hardin, Columbia College. Information Commons, 4th Floor, Loyola University, LSC.

Metropolis directed by Fritz Lang
Monday, February 14, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication, Loyola University and Ted Hardin, Columbia College. Information Commons, 4th Floor, Loyola University, LSC.

The Flowers of St. Francis directed by Roberto Rossellini 
Monday, October 4, 2010 6:30 p.m.

Film screening and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication and Ted Hardin, Columbia College.

The 9th Day directed by Volker Schlondorff 
September 13, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Film screening & discussion with Dr. Dennis Martin, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini 
March 30, 2010,
 6:30 p.m.
Post-Film Discussion lead by Elizabeth Coffman, School of Communication & Ted Hardin, Columbia College

The Exorcist directed by William Friedkin 
February 4, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
In Conjunction with CCIH’s ‘Catholic Minds, Catholic Matters Lecture’ by Dr. Colleen McDannell, University of Utah, “Still Learning from The Exorcist: Catholicism and American Film’ on February 2nd.

Wise Blood directed by John Huston 
October 22, 2009,
 6:30 p.m. 
Joining the University Libraries’ 'The Uncommon Imagination: Book and Film’ Program. Post-Film Discussion lead by Rachel N. Hart, Hank Center Assistant Manager

Bella  directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde 
September 3, 2009,
 6:30 p.m. 
Post-Film Discussion lead by Fr. Mark Bosco, S.J., Depts. of Theology and English

8 1/2  directed by Federico Fellini 
March 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece about the nature of creativity--and creation.  Post-film discussion led by Ted Hardin of Chicago’s Columbia College. 

North by Northwest directed by Alfred Hitchcock 
February 19, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller about running from unknown enemies with unknown intentions.  Post-film discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago.

La Mia Strada directed by Federico Fellini
November 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion by Ted Hardin, Columbia College
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Vertigo directed by Alfred Hitchcock 
September 25, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion by Elizabeth Coffman, Dept. of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

The Seventh Seal directed by Ingmar Bergman
March 13, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion led by Dr. Ted Hardin, Columbia College

Philip Grönin’s much-acclaimed 2007 film Into Great Silence
January 22, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Discussion led by Dr. Dennis Martin, Dept. of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

Chicago Premier - Morgan Atkinson's Soul Searching, The Journey of Thomas Merton
October 18, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Latest film on the life of trappist Monk, Thomas Merton. Discussion following led by producer-director Morgan Atkinson

Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue I:  I Am the Lord Thy God. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me
October 1, 2007, 7:30 
Part I of Kieslowski's acclaimed post-modern treatment of the Ten Commandments. Discussion led by Dr. Elizabeth Coffman, Dept. of Communication, Loyola University Chicago