Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fourth Fridays

Sacred Soup sponsors a program of cultural inquiry and enrichment we call Fourth Fridays.  Each month we will gather to view and discuss a film.  But we want to be intentional about how we construct the conversation.

Second viewing: We like movies and as there are so many of them coming out all the time we don't have a chance to see most of them once, much less see them again.  But there are some movies that have just too much going on to catch it all in a single viewing.  On Fourth Fridays we are going to view movies we may have seen before.  [If you haven't seen it, that's okay.  It helps those who have seen it before to see with fresh eyes if there is someone present who hasn't experienced it.]

Intelligent talk: A part of the fun of the movie is sharing it with someone else.  We make meaning differently and we are impacted differently.   But talking during the movie will get us thrown out of the theater or cause us to miss part of the show.  So on Fourth Fridays we will pause the movie from time to time and a moderator will guide the discussion.

Deep themes: While all movies convey socially relevant messages, we are going to especially look for implications for our being and our doing.  What does this show us about who we are with regard to our relationship to that which is most real [spirituality] and what are the implications for what we are then to do, both individually and collectively [morality].

We meet at 6454 Alamo, second floor [it is a four-family on the corner of Alamo and Seminary just a block north of St. Mary's Health Center.]  Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00.  Let me know if you are coming so I will know how many chairs to set out.

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