Movie Club

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST MOVIE CLUB

(asynchronous and then Zoom on the last Monday of each month)
Do you love movies?
Do you enjoy listening to other people’s insight and reflections?
Do you want to grow with a spiritual community dedicated to Christ’s Mission?


The Community of Christ Movie Club is an asynchronous, intergenerational online ministry for those who enjoy discovering God’s revelation through movies. Encountering God through movies, or Cinema Divina, is a practice that invites participants to awaken to God’s presence & movement within our favorite movies.

Here’s how it works…

Every month, two movies (found on Netflix) will be announced: one for all ages and another for mature audiences. Participants are encouraged to watch their movie(s) and respond to discussion questions on Facebook at their convenience. Reflections can be responses to the question prompts, but they don’t have to be. You’re welcome to write whatever is stirring within you after watching the movies and/or respond to others’ posts. At the end of the month, we’ll gather for a 1-hour Zoom session to discuss in live time. Those without Netflix accounts, but want to join the ministry are encouraged to contact rpitt@cofchrist.org

Click here to join the Facebook group

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Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 198 642 186
Password: 414058
One tap mobile +13126266799,,198642186# US

Our next discussion will be Monday, April 25th @ 7PM Eastern

April Movies

Green Mile – 2000 Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Bes Writing, and Best Sound
**Rated R –

**Rated R – Violence, language and some sex-related material

Based on Stephen King’s 1996 novel of the same name. Stars Tom Hanks as a death row corrections officer during the U.S. Great Depression who witnesses supernatural events that occur after an enigmatic inmate (Michael Clarke Duncan) is brought to Hank’s facility.

Available on Netflix.

Discussion Questions
1. What stood out for you in this film?
2. There’s some great parallels between the Green Mile and the Jesus story. What similarities do you see? Does the Green Mile bring pieces of the Jesus story to light that you did not notice before?


Hop

**Rated PG – Crude material
Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

Available on Netflix.
Discussion Questions
1. What stood out for you in this film?
2. How do you respond when you’re asked/expected to do something you don’t want to do?


Turning Red

**Rated PG – Crude material
Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter – an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda.
Available on Disney+. If you do not have Disney +, contact Ryan Pitt at rpitt@cofchrist.org

Discussion Questions
1. What stood out for you in this film?
2. This storyline nuances changing bodies; specifically puberty. How does a children’s movie addressing this life change either challenge or fortify body images and self-love?

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