Dead Man Walking

Screening of the film Dead Man Walking
Following the movie, enjoy some refreshments as Dr. Anne Moore discusses: Dead Man Walking: What Gospel to Follow – The Intersection of Religion, Film and Popular Culture.This lecture is will explore religion as a dynamic force within popular culture, especially film. Using the film Dead Man Walking as an example, we will examine the numerous religious and spiritual themes current in the popular medium of film, the different versions of the gospel portrayed in Dead Man Walking and how these different gospels are part of the religious conversation in our contemporary culture.
A Taste of the OperaJoin special guest Sister Helen Prejean and the creators of the opera including composer Jake Heggie, and stage director Kelly Robinson, for a lively discussion hosted by Andrea Marantz about the making of Dead Man Walking.After the panel discussion, there will be a Q & A session followed by some light refreshments and food from the region where the story takes place – the southern USA. Catered by Cannery Row. Refreshments supplied by Wine Cellar South.
I was so pleased to be a part of the screening and discussion led by Dr. Anne Moore on Friday night and am anticipating meeting Sister Helen Prejean this coming week, as the opera, Dead Man Walking makes its debut in Calgary this week.  Many issues of religion, film and popular culture were explored after a screening of the film, one that I had seen some time ago, but through a completely different lens.  The introductory remarks were well-crafted and left the attendees quietly munching on popcorn and sipping from straws…as the story unfolded in new light.
A contempory issue of concern….a search I think, for identity versus anonymity….a classic case for humanity!

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