Faith and Film Night July 2018
July 10, 2018–Join us for Faith and Film Night Friday, July 20th at 6:30pm. The main feature will be “Freedom Riders,” a 2-hour documentary film. This movie is an excellent learning opportunity for young people, teens, and adults.
From PBS: Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in order to test and challenge a segregated interstate travel system, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till) Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand. The two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.
Following the movie, Pastor Matt will lead a discussion based on the questions “Where did you see God in the film? Where did you see evil? Where did you see grace?”
There will be an alternative movie for young kids. Snacks will be provided. Doors open by 6:10pm, so come early and grab your seat!