THE BIRD AND THE BOOK
1509 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville (Behind Southland Books)
Join us as we explore and discuss a variety of outstanding films.
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis
Synopsis from IMDb: It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences.
Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1 Hour, 44 minutes
The intention of this series is to provide the possibility for members of our congregation to experience a story together through the medium of film and, afterward, reflect, analyze, criticize, and otherwise express our reactions in an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth.
Following the film there will be a brief discussion. Beverages will be available for purchase.
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