Film Series
 


The Good Shepherd Film Discussion Series is for folks interested in watching a good movie and learning a thing or two in the process.  The group meets in the Fellowship Hall at Good Shepherd once per month on Saturdays at 6:15 pm (either the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month - see the schedule below for details).  Films are generally rated PG-13, although the occasional R-rated film will be shown provided the content and subject matter are appropriate to an adult church discussion group.

This year's film series theme is "Do the Right Thing (The Choices We Make)".  Doug McConnell, event organizer, provides a description of the types of movies we'll be watching this year: "Decisions, decisions, decisions…..we make so many in the course of a day! Some decisions seem rather minor in importance, but others are far more significant. At times, these decisions will affect the lives and well-being of others. Our new Good Shepherd film discussion series will examine this issue as it relates to our Christian faith. Sometimes, the issue at hand will involve clear social and moral issues. At other times, the struggle may be more personal in nature. How does one go about doing the “right thing,” even if this path is sometimes fraught with conflict, stress, or even danger? "

Some snacks are provided at each session and folks are invited to bring their dinner or other snacks to enjoy.  The sessions are open to both member and non-members, so bring a film-loving friend!

The list of films are located below!

Questions or want to be put on the email list?  Contact event organizer, Doug McConnell at dmcconne@heidelberg.edu.

High Noon (October 8, 2022) Read more

High Noon (October 8, 2022)

10/8/2022 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

High Noon (1952) Will Kane is getting married on the last day of his job as the town sheriff. But then bad news arrives: Frank Miller is coming in on the noon train to seek revenge against Will for being sent to prison.

The Verdict (November 12, 2022) Read more

The Verdict (November 12, 2022)

11/12/2022 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Verdict (1982) Frank Galvin is depressed. He is also an alcoholic. His career as a lawyer passed him by years ago. A colleague finds him a sure-fire winner of a case; all that Frank must is show up in court, go through the motions, and collect a nice fee.

Eye in the Sky (December 10, 2022) Read more

Eye in the Sky (December 10, 2022)

12/10/2022 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Eye in the Sky (2015) In Nairobi, Kenya, English and American authorities have used modern technology to locate the safehouse of a terrorist organization. Authorities can prevent a damaging suicide bomber mission from succeeding if they destroy the safehouse and its inhabitants right away. The mission begins, but then a piece of collateral damage appears at the site, a young girl who is selling bread to help her family.

Fill the Void (January 14, 2023) Read more

Fill the Void (January 14, 2023)

1/14/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Fill the Void (2012) Shira Mendelman is a young Hasidic woman living in Israel. Tragedy strikes suddenly; Shira’s older sister Esther dies in childbirth. The child survives, but the Orthodox tradition mandates that the Shira’s husband Yochay remarry as soon as possible. 

The Sea Inside (February 11, 2023) Read more

The Sea Inside (February 11, 2023)

2/11/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Sea Inside (2004) A diving accident leaves young Rámon Sampedro paralyzed from the neck down; he will have to depend on his family for the rest of his life. He finds this situation to be unacceptable and petitions the court for the right to end his life. Ramon’s family and friends are devastated by his decision.

Up in the Air (March 11, 2023) Read more

Up in the Air (March 11, 2023)

3/11/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Up in the Air (2009): Ryan Bingham works for a consulting company whose mission is to provide large companies with “termination assistance.” In his spare time, he provides motivational speeches for those souls who are looking for direction in their lives. 

I Never Sang for My Father (April 15, 2023) Read more

I Never Sang for My Father (April 15, 2023)

4/15/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

I Never Sang for My Father (1970): College professor Gene Garrison has a chance at happiness; he loves a woman named Peggy Thayer and wants to move to California, where she has her medical practice. But his family ties include a self-centered father who is counting on Gene to be on call for years to come.

The Front (May 20, 2023) Read more

The Front (May 20, 2023)

5/20/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Front (1976): It is the 1950s and the McCarthy era is in full swing: Hollywood writers of a liberal bent find themselves branded as Communists and are banned from working in Hollywood. 

Casablanca (June 10, 2023) Read more

Casablanca (June 10, 2023)

6/10/2023 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Casablanca (1942): “In all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…” So begins the journey of Rick Blaine, a roguish café owner, who is willing to let the world fight its own battles without him until Ilsa Lund shows up at his door…

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