Fall 2015 Film Series

Religion and the Body

with Professor Dayna Kalleres
Mondays, 5:00−7:00 PM
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26; Nov. 2, 16 & 23
Humanities & Social Sciences, Rm. 1128A

Our fall film series explores the themes of religion and the body. Each film presentation will be followed by an informal discussion about the film and its relation to the theme.

Open to undergraduates. Free admission. Please register to receive schedule updates (optional/recommended).

Movie poster for Breaking the Waves

OCT 5 – Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves is emotionally and spiritually challenging, hammering at conventional morality with the belief that God not only sees all, but understands a great deal more than we give Him credit for. It tells the story of Bess, a simple woman of childlike naivete, who sacrifices herself to sexual brutality to save the life of the man she loves. Is she a sinner?" — RogerEbert.com

Movie poster for The Matrix

OCT 12 – The Matrix

Movie poster for Her

OCT. 26 - Her

Movie poster for Freaks

NOV. 2 - Freaks

Movie poster The Stepford Wives

NOV. 16 - The Stepford Wives (1975)

Movie poster for Blade Runner

NOV 23 – Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut)

Replete with religious symbolism and allegory, Blade Runner explores the question of what it means to be human. A bounty hunter is dispatched to search for four android replicants that have been created with limited life spans. The genetically engineered renegades have escaped from enslavement on an outer planet. Driven by fear, they have come to Earth to locate their creator and force him to prolong their short lives.