Friday  July 7

6:30 pm, Gathering Hall

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

A thought provoking film, many have said it picks up where 2001: A Space Odyssey, left off. It has received an Academy Award with another 48 film award wins and 236 nominations worldwide. Based on Story of Your Life (1998) by Ted Chiang, it explores the spiritual practices of deep listening and free will. Confronted by a mass landing of 12 alien vessels around the globe, military leaders seek the help of brilliant linguist Louise Banks in an effort to communicate with the extraterrestrials and determine their intentions. It stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg. Run time 116 minutes; rated PG-13, parents strongly cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Popcorn during, discussion after.


First Friday Films

We hope you enjoy our First Friday Film series as another venue to explore spirituality.  Over the course of the year, our “Film Committee” will be offering a variety of different links for your reading pleasure.

The Spirituality & Practice link will take you off the Peace website to an essay on Befriending Films. Thanks to Elana O’Loskey for her creativity and First Friday Film opportunities.

2017 First Friday Films…

2017 Films…

  • January 13: The Giver
  • February 3:  A Man Called Ove
  • March 3:  Finding Dory
  • April 7:  The Brand New Testament
  • May 5:  The Brand New Testament
  • June 9:  Hidden Figures
  • July 7:  Arrival
  • August – Vacation
  • September 8:  Second Friday (due to Holiday)

First Friday Recaps…

Interested in reading about some of the movies we’ve already seen at Peace? Click here.

2016 Films

  • January 8: The Way Way Back
  • February 5: The Martian
  • March 4: A Little Chaos
  • April 1: Trumbo
  • May 13: The Cobbler
  • June 3: Three Short Films
  • July 8: Hail Caesar
  • September 11: Beyond Measure
  • October 14: The Little Prince
  • November 4: Star Trek Beyond
  • December 2: A Christmas Story

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