When and Where:
Wednesday, January 27th at 7:00pm
at The Gallery Hall (across from the Nickle Galleries) in Taylor Family Digital Library
About the Film:
Executive Produced by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, Radical Grace interweaves the stories of three nuns who believe in justice so deeply that they’ll risk their place in the church they love to be true to their faith. From the halls of Congress to Saint Peter’s Square, we follow the sisters as they shake up the Catholic Church and American politics. This film is both an exploration of the American Catholic Church at a critical turning point and an intimate portrait of the transformative power of personal conviction.
“Back in 2011, I didn’t set out to make a film about religion. What became Radical Grace started out as a project documenting unique acts of social justice. That’s how I stumbled into the amazing work and life of Sister Jean Hughes, who was working with formerly incarcerated felons on the West Side of Chicago. Before that, my image of Catholic nuns was drawn entirely by Hollywood. I thought they all wore habits, lived a cloistered life of prayer and ritual and were very conservative. Sister Jean exploded my stereotypes. Her passion for justice, and deep, irreverent spirituality had me hooked” – Director Rebecca Parish
Acclaimed at festivals and by critics, we are proud to present Radical Grace as our January screening.
Directed by Rebecca Parish
See more at http://radicalgracefilm.com/
All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.
Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested)
All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.
30 Minute Question and Answer period with filmmakers to follow the screening.