Reel 2 Real
Reel to Real is our look at the culture as expressed in the popular movies of our times. The Bible tells us that the Apostle Paul was very much in touch with the culture of his time. In the Bible we see Paul in Athens discussing with philosophers the concept of God and the nature of truth. In Acts 17:28 Paul even goes so far as to quote some of the non Christian poets of the day to make his points.
These poets in Paul’s day were the “story tellers”. They were the social commentators and the thinkers that were grappling with the human condition. In a similar way many of the modern movie makers are the “story tellers” of our day. They are the social commentators and they often are wrestling with issues of faith, morality, purpose and meaning.
We don’t necessarily agree with every statement or concept presented in every movie that we explore, but we do look for the kernels of truth, the overriding “God themes” that can be found in the movies we will consider. Some movies we consider are fiction, others, true historical narratives. Like in the theater, popcorn will be available as we view clips from a particular film and then explore the truth embedded there.
The movies and stories that we will be exploring this year include:
Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. There are story threads of revenge and rescue, revolution and romance...
8 years after the events of The Dark Knight find Gotham at a time of peace. This is due to Batman taking the fall for Harvey Dent's murder. However, a new evil force named Bane has arrived in Gotham and aims to take over the city and expose the truth behind who Harvey Dent really was. Now that Wayne Manor has been completely rebuilt - Bruce Wayne...