Process & Film

Films Worth Watching

This is just for starters. A list of (mostly recent) films excellent for theological discussion or personal pleasure/reflection.

Nine Hints for Watching a Film Theologically

  1. What issues does the filmmaker select for emphasis?
  2. How does the film frame the problematic aspects of human existence?
  3. How does the film resonate with typical religious ways of framing the problematic aspect of human existence?
  4. Does the film offer new insight into this problematic?
  5. What kind of resolution does the film suggest?
  6. How does the film handle ambiguity?
  7. How does the resolution within the film compare with your religious understanding concerning resolution? What is the role of ambiguity for you?
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