Sponsored by Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc. (CCIU) and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (WA)
Please join CCIU and the WA for three films that encourage interreligious discussions. Two guest commentators will give brief remarks after each screening as well as lead a Q&A session.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 PM
The Innocents (2016, 115 Minutes)
In 1945 Poland, a French Jewish medic comes to the aid of a convent that’s been ravaged by invading troops. As the secular Mathilde forges a bond with the needy nuns, she also discovers a terrible secret that is poisoning the life of the spiritual community. DIRECTOR: Anne Fontaine, Rated PG-13.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2 PM
Divided We Fall (2000/1, 122 Minutes)
Based on a true story that takes place during World War II in a small German-occupied Czechoslovakian village, this film focuses on Josef and Marie Cizek, a childless couple who struggle to evade detection when they provide shelter to a Jewish neighbor who has escaped from a Nazi concentration camp. DIRECTOR: Jan Hrebejik, Rated PG-13.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2 PM
Bombay (1995, 141 Minutes)
A Hindu man, Shekhar, and a Muslim woman, Shaila Bano, fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they become parents of twin boys, Kabir Narayan and Kamal Basheer. however, growing religious tensions and erupting riots in 1992-93 in the city threaten to tear the family apart. DIRECTOR: Mani Ratnam, PG recommended.