I thought I would create a separate discussion for proposed/requested upcoming movies.
To begin, I need to solicit opinions about the schedule for the next two weeks. I have scheduled the following:
1. "The Way" (w/ Martin Sheen) for Wed of Holy Week, March 31. I scheduled this before I heard of the Tenebrae Service scheduled at COH the same evening. ("The Way" was actually suggested by Dennis.) I would be happy to hear from folks regarding the conflicting scheduling: shall we show "The Way", or would you prefer to attend the Tenebrae service.
2. "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (1972 Franco Zeffirelli move) about St Francis for Wed, April 7.
However, I have since learned of documentaries on the immigration crisis that appear particularly important, perhaps even urgent, at this point in time. So I'm thinking of pushing "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" back at least one week and showing a pair of documentaries on Wed, April 7. These are:
-- "Undeterred", a 2019 documentary (1 hr, 16 min). Undeterred tells the story of the build up of enforcement along the US/ Mexico border and how it functions. Through intimate portraits, raw footage and artful animation, it shows how life in one small town has changed and how local residents have organized to push back and resist those changes. See https://www.newday.com/film/undeterred.
-- "Oh Mercy: Searching for Hope in the Promised Land", a 2020 short (10-12 min) documentary short about the dehumanization, marginalization, and increasing sense of desperation among thousands of refugees and asylum seekers clustered in a camp in Matamoros, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas. See https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/arts-and-media/blog/sr-norma-pimentel-center-new-documentary-migration
Your thoughts on these and other movies are welcome here.