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Next Feature: Just Mercy

Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Is it too much to ask? Just Mercy?justmercy

If you haven’t yet seen the biodrama, Just Mercy, do so—and join Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson, Fr. David Guffey to discuss this stirring film. Just Mercy recounts the remarkable story that jumped from the best-seller list to the screen. The 2019 film follows a young Harvard-educated lawyer who tirelessly sought “just mercy” in a legal system that offered just the opposite to the poor and people of color.

 

The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, playing real-life people who challenged the injustice in the 1980’s Alabama legal system. Jordan portrays Bryan Stevenson, a now widely acclaimed public interest lawyer, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization providing legal representation to the illegally convicted and unfairly sentenced.

 

Just Mercy is an important movie and we’re looking forward to talking about it with you, Msgr. Torgerson, and Fr. David Guffey, CSC, Director, Family Theater Productions. Join us at a NEW TIME: 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 via ZOOM. This is a not-to-miss movie that will surely spark a degree of introspection and a lot of meaningful conversation.

 

 

 

film club discussion guide

 

                    How to Join the discussion:

Via

Computer

 

Click this direct link: https://stmonica.zoom.us/j/93759921654?pwd=a2xHZUp1bFlXeFRFWnlQaDNHVjA0UT09 

 

Via Smartphone

or Tablet

 

From the Zoom app**, enter:
Meeting ID: 937 5992 1654
Password: 677025

 

Via Telephone

 

From a landline or simple cellphone:

Dial: 1-669-900-9128 and then enter
    Meeting ID: 937 5992 1654
    Password: 677025

 

  **Links to download the Zoom app to your smartphone or tablet depending on your device: Apple (iPhone or iPad) or Android (e.g., Samsung, Google, LG, etc.).

 

Fr. Vince Kuna Blog

Our own Fr. Vince gives his perspective on the film, as well a shout-out to Just Faith at St. Monica for introducing him to the book. Go HERE to read Father Vince’s blog.

Hollywood History Maker

Just Mercy represents an important first for a major motion picture company. A formal agreement was struck between Warner Bros. and Michael B. Jordan’s production company that ensured diversity both in front of and behind the camera. Just Mercy not only recounts actual history but it made Hollywood history as well.

 

 

Delis Alejandro, (310) 566-1530 or   

Next Feature: Just Mercy

Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Is it too much to ask? Just Mercy?justmercy

If you haven’t yet seen the biodrama, Just Mercy, do so—and join Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson, Fr. David Guffey to discuss this stirring film. Just Mercy recounts the remarkable story that jumped from the best-seller list to the screen. The 2019 film follows a young Harvard-educated lawyer who tirelessly sought “just mercy” in a legal system that offered just the opposite to the poor and people of color.

 

The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, playing real-life people who challenged the injustice in the 1980’s Alabama legal system. Jordan portrays Bryan Stevenson, a now widely acclaimed public interest lawyer, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization providing legal representation to the illegally convicted and unfairly sentenced.

 

Just Mercy is an important movie and we’re looking forward to talking about it with you, Msgr. Torgerson, and Fr. David Guffey, CSC, Director, Family Theater Productions. Join us at a NEW TIME: 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 via ZOOM. This is a not-to-miss movie that will surely spark a degree of introspection and a lot of meaningful conversation.

 

 

 

film club discussion guide

 

                    How to Join the discussion:

Via

Computer

 

Click this direct link: https://stmonica.zoom.us/j/93759921654?pwd=a2xHZUp1bFlXeFRFWnlQaDNHVjA0UT09 

 

Via Smartphone

or Tablet

 

From the Zoom app**, enter:
Meeting ID: 937 5992 1654
Password: 677025

 

Via Telephone

 

From a landline or simple cellphone:

Dial: 1-669-900-9128 and then enter
    Meeting ID: 937 5992 1654
    Password: 677025

 

  **Links to download the Zoom app to your smartphone or tablet depending on your device: Apple (iPhone or iPad) or Android (e.g., Samsung, Google, LG, etc.).

 

Fr. Vince Kuna Blog

Our own Fr. Vince gives his perspective on the film, as well a shout-out to Just Faith at St. Monica for introducing him to the book. Go HERE to read Father Vince’s blog.

Hollywood History Maker

Just Mercy represents an important first for a major motion picture company. A formal agreement was struck between Warner Bros. and Michael B. Jordan’s production company that ensured diversity both in front of and behind the camera. Just Mercy not only recounts actual history but it made Hollywood history as well.

 

 

Wrap: Little Women

Little Women

It had been a long hot day leading up to the virtual Film Club on June 11, but you’d never know it listening to the animated discussion about Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. Fr. David Guffey led the discussion and Fr. Vince Kuna offered his perspectives, as he compared the book with the screen adaptation. Guests were given the chance to have an “around-the-dinner-table” discussion in break-out groups, before a general discussion that touched on Gerwig’s unique and contemporary approach to the classic story, the outstanding acting, character development, cinematography, set design, choreography and even the story’s backdrop: The Civil War. 

Click Here to view the Discussion Guide for Little Women

Wrap Up: Field of Dreams

It’s true. If you build it…they will come

Over 100 people joined the Film Club’s virtual get together on May 14, featuring Phil Alden Robinson, director and screenwriter of our film of the month, Field of Dreams. The conversation afforded an insider’s view of how the film evolved from a novel to a major motion picture and let us in on the challenges and rewards along the way. A big thank you to Phil Robinson, our guest, Fr. David, our moderator, and all of you who helped create such a wonderful evening.

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About

What is Film Club?
Screenings with Meanings

The Film Club brings together movie lovers for a monthly discussion on a selected film. The 2019-2020 theme is Art of Cinema and with each film is chosen not only for its meaning, but also in the context of a specific aspect of filmmaking (e.g., screenwriting, set decoration). It’s amazing how much more you can see once you begin to appreciate the techniques that make one film stand out from the rest.

 

The Film Club also hosts two seasonal events: A Holiday Party, featuring a classic Christmas movie, and Oscar Night, where we review the nominated films and vote for our “best picture of the year.” (Our track record for predicting the Oscar has been uncanny.)

 

The Film Club meets in the Grand Pavilion on the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Our discussions are led by Father David Guffey, CSC, Director, Family Theater Productions.

 

Season

The Art of Cinema Series: 2019-2020 Season            

 

September

 

History of Film

 October

 

The Apartment 

Screenwriting

 November

 

Vertigo

Mis-en-scene

 

December

 

Christmas in Connecticut

 January

 

City Slickers

Set Decoration

 

February

 

Oscar Night

 March*

 

Julie & Julia

Costume Design

 April*

 

Darkest Hour

Makeup

May*

 

A Man For All Seasons

Classic

 

*Replaced by virtual Film Club discussions of Groundhog Day (March), Rear Window (April) and Field of Dreams (May).

 

Archive

                                 2018-2019 Season
September Gravity
October Cinema Paradiso
November Hidden Figures
December White Christmas
January Stan & Ollie
February Oscar Night
March A Man of His Word
April Of Gods and Men
May The African Queen

 

 

                            2017-2018 Season
September The Way
October A Beautiful Mind
November A Man Called Ove
December The Bishops Wife
January The Post
February Oscar Night
March  Nine to Five
April  Inside Out
May Roman Holiday

 


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Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

04Aug
Theology on Tap Tuesday, Aug 4 @ 7:00 PM
05Aug
Women of St. Monica Wednesday, Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM
09Aug
16Aug
GLO Zoom-Cation Sunday, Aug 16 @ 2:00 PM
24Aug
Scripture Encounter Monday, Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM

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