Monday Night Film Series presents THE TWO POPES-FR
The Monday Night Film Series returns Monday, Jan. 6, with THE TWO POPES screening at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley 102, UNB Fredericton.
The Catholic Church's papacy is a singular institution, with unique demands placed on the men who would see themselves elevated to it. This decade saw one of the Church's most important moments of transition, but news reports can fail in the face of such enormous, complex change. The Two Popes takes us beyond TV images of smoke rising from the Vatican chimney into the hearts, minds, and actions of those charged with leading over a billion faithful.
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.
Directed by Brazil's Oscar-nominated Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and starring two acting legends in Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, this insightful story ushers us behind gilded doors to watch the once and future Popes grapple with faith and religious leadership in a rapidly changing world.
This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign & Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.
For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series.
The NB Film Co-op in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival presents the series.
Building: Tilley Hall
Room Number: 102
1 506 455-1632