Passion Week—Movies in the Gathering Place
Sunday, March 20 at 6 pm.—”Romero”

Romero

Film Synopsis:
The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador. “If they kill me, I shall rise in the Salvadorian people.”

Romero, produced by Paulist Pictures, is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

Acclaimed actor, Raul Julia (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”) stars as this man of God forced by the unspeakable events going on around him to take a stand – a stand that ultimately leads to his assassination in 1980 at the hands of the military junta. ~E. S. Ray

Passion Week—Movies in the Gathering Place Update!
Wednesday, March 23 at 6 pm—”The Passion of Christ” *We have decided not to show The Passion of Christ Movie it is rated R and some feel it is too graphic. We are going to show “The Jesus Film” instead on Wed March 23rd instead of the The Passion of Christ.

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Film Synopsis:
The Passion of The Christ dramatically captures the last 12 hours of Christ’s life on Earth, based on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is now the seventh most successful movie in history.

“A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus, who has performed ‘miracles’ and has publicly announced that he is ‘the Son of God’, is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem.

There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. ~E. S. Ray

Passion Week—Movies in the Gathering Place Update! new2016
Wednesday, March 23 at 6 pm

The Jesus Film

Film Synopsis:

“The JESUS Film” is a faithful depiction of Christ’s birth, ministry, death and resurrection as told in the biblical account from the Gospel of Luke. It is the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times.

Originally released 35 years ago, “The JESUS Film” has now been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Virtually every word Jesus speaks in “The JESUS Film” is quoted from Scripture, with 450 leaders and scholars having reviewed the script for biblical accuracy. Further historical accuracy was ensured using clothing, pottery and other props made with first-century methods to portray a 2,000-year-old Palestinian culture.

“The JESUS Film” has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Translated Film” in history, and is currently available in 1,197 languages. More than 200 million individuals worldwide have indicated a decision to follow Jesus after viewing “The JESUS Film.”

This story of the film’s impact over the past 35 years is shown through an exclusive new short feature narrated by actor Ernie Hudson and available on the 35th Anniversary high-definition film on Blu-ray and DVD. Each disc will include “The JESUS Film” in a total of eight languages – English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean and Arabic. ~Jesus Film Project

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