Wednesdays during Lent March 9, 16, 23, 30 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a potluck to share and join us in Fellowship Hall to take part in a guided discussion about the role of faith in the film. All are welcome!
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
70 Moffett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, USA
About The Event
March 16--I promised you at least two kid-friendly films for our Lentflix series. For March 16, we thought an old classic might hit the spot. This movie is the story of a young widow trying to make ends meet on a Texas farm during the Depression. It deals with themes of grief, race, community, resilience, and adaptability. Its closing scene, which takes place in a church, is poignant and surprising.
Although I had never seen our second Lentflix movie--Places in the Heart--I had it on good authority that the film was kid-friendly. Also, it is rated PG. However, upon viewing it, I must warn parents that the movie depicts life in Depression-era Texas... That's to say, there is frequent use of the N-word. Racial inequalities are openly portrayed. One person dies by gunshot early in the film, and another is lynched. Nothing graphic is shown, but the bodies are.
I apologize for this oversight. It is definitely a very good film that does not seek to shock, but which only shows life as it was in a certain time and place. This might make for a good discussion with children? In any case, please be warned.
This week, let's watch...
PLACES IN THE HEART
with Danny Glover, Sally Field, and John Malkovich, PG, 1984
Then join us Wednesday evening, March 16, at 6:30 with a dish to share.
Click this link to view the free trailer and / or to rent the film on YouTube:
To rent it on Google Play, click here: