Make plans now to join us and others for an international dinner to honor the travels and the life of the famed 16th-century Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier. We'll also screen a short film Xavier narrated by Liam Neeson, but even better one of the film's writers/producers will be present: Religious Studies graduate student Matt Farley!
St. Anselm Feast Day Event
Film at 8pm, with discussion following
Location: UVA OpenGrounds (on the Corner, opposite the White Spot)
Friday, January 27, 2017-Downtown Mall
St. Thomas Aquinas Hall)
Free Friday Night Film Series
2015 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film
Orphaned by war but now a young Catholic novitiate on the verge of taking her final vows, Anna discovers not only her original name and her Jewish ancestry, but a hidden and dark family secret. Her story unfolds in Poland of the 1960s--doubly scarred by Nazi occupation during WWII and Communist brutalities afterwards--but it speaks to a more deeply human story of commitment, doubt, identity, frailty and resolve that transcends its time and place.
This 82-minute movie is free and open to all, so invite a friend or two. An open panel/audience discussion will follow the conclusion of this film.
Final Friday Film Night of the Year:
This mesmerizing film of the 30,000 years old paintings discovered in the Chauvet caves in the south of France offers a truly unique moment to see and reflect upon the ancient yet mystical beauty of the human spirit. Prof. John Dobbins (Art and Archaelogy) will join Fr. Bruno Shah, O.P. and others for a lively discussion afterwards. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Bring a friend or two: parking and admission are free!
THE STONE CARVERS
1984 Academy Award Best Documentary Short Subject
6:00pm Lenten Soup Supper*
6:30pm Film and Discussion Begins
All are welcome so bring a friend.
401 Alderman Rd-St. Thomas Aquinas Hall
This film records the moving personal accounts of the Italian-American stone carvers who crafted the wonderful stone sculptures that adorn the Washington Cathedral, one of the last neo-Gothic cathedrals built in the United States. To aid our discussion of the film, Academy Awarad winning filmmaker Paul Wagner (writer, director, and producer of this and many films), Lisa Reilly (UVA Architecture professor), and Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. will be present.
* Dinner: Courtesy of the generosity of the Knights of Columbus.
Free Admission and Free Parking!
Where & When
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Minor Hall Auditorium, 7:30pm
Looking for an alternative? The St. Anselm Institute Friday Night Film Series is back. We'll screen and open a discussion of Woody Allen's classic Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), a thought-filled, dark-edged morality comedy about the shallows and depths of the human soul. FREE ADMISSION, so invite a friend or two.