Fall Film Series: "The Mission"Mabee Theater, Sedgwick Hall
Thursday, September 5, 2013 @ 7 p.m.
In recognition of the University’s Ignatian Heritage Week, September 9-13, the Rockhurst Film Series will present three films that artistically express many of the themes that will be part of the celebration. A Rockhurst faculty member will introduce each film and lead a post-screening discussion. Admission is $3 per film or $7 for the series.
The first film in the series is The Mission and tells the story of an 18th century Jesuit mission in the jungles of Brazil that is threatened by greedy merchants and politicians. This film won the Palme d’Or and Academy Award for Best Cinematography was ranked number one on the Church Times’ Top Religious Films list. Stars Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons; directed by Roland Joffé. Introduction by Richard Janet, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of Thomas More Center for the Study of Catholic Thought and Culture.
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