The Brand New Testament

FRIDAY  MAY 5, 2017            6:30 pm, Youth Room

Join us in the Youth Room for a screening of this international hit from Belgium. Written and directed by Jaco Van Doramael, it is a playful, dark satire in the style of Monty Python meets Moliére. The film takes us on a farcical romp straight through current religious thought to something completely different. If you can suspend your disbelief and poke some fun at religion you will see what one little girl can do with some help from her mother and famous brother (J.C.).
It was shortlisted at the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film and has been nominated and/or won over 45 U.S. and international awards. Stephen Holden of The New York Times says, “Wickedly amusing! A surreal comedy whose endless visual imagination matches its conceptual wit.”
Check out the two minute trailer for a sense of what it’s all about. Run time 113 minutes, rated R. Popcorn during, discussion after.  Hope to see you there!

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

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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