Film Night: Of Gods and Men, with Prof. William Desmond

Hommes-dieux-posterOf Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois (2010).
A group of monks is caught between Algeria’s military government and Islamic terrorists: “If they come here, we lie down and die?” ~ “Remember that love is eternal hope…”

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes. French (orig: Des hommes et des dieux), with English subtitles. See trailer here.

Prof. dr. William Desmond (KUL, HIW) will introduce the film, and will lead the discussion following the screening.

19:30, Thursday, March 10, 2016, Room C, KUL-HIW (Institute of Philosophy), Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, Leuven

Film Night: The Thin Red Line, with Prof. William Desmond

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The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick (1998).
Guadalcanal, World War II. “How did we lose the good that was given us?” Every man fights his own war…

Nominee for seven Academy Awards, 1999 winner of the Berlin Golden Bear for best film. See trailer here.

Prof. dr. William Desmond (KUL, HIW) will introduce the film, and will lead the discussion following the screening.

19:30, Thursday, April 14, 2016,   Room N   Room A, KUL-HIW (Institute of Philosophy), Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, Leuven

 

The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick

ThetreeoflifeposterThe Tree of Life (Terrence Malick). Trailer.

With an introduction by Paul CAMACHO (Ph.D. Cand., KUL and Villanova). Dinner & snacks provided.

Malick narrates the incredible journey of an ordinary family through the vicissitudes of life, capturing their – and our – constant struggle to understand man’s place in the cosmos. Thursday, 23rd April, 19:00, Kwintenhuis (Naamsestraat 150-153).

Camacho’s article “‘What Was It You Showed Me?’ Perplexity and Forgiveness: The Tree of Life as Augustinian Confession” can be downloaded here.

Wise Blood: Flannery O’Connor & John Huston

With an introduction by Prof. William Desmond (KU Leuven)Wise Blood - O'Connor & Huston

Inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s novel, the film tells of the vicissitudes that beset the veteran “Haze” in his plan to found the Church of Truth Without Christ in the American Deep South.

Thursday, 26th March, 19:00

The movies will be projected in the Sint-Kwintenhuis (Naamsestraat 163), with snacks and discussions to follow. Participation is free; voluntary donations are welcome.

The Magician: Ingmar Bergman

Magician 2The Swedish director freely re-interprets Chesterton’s Magic in a film that challenges commonsense understanding of reality.

Thursday, 26th February, 19:00

The movies will be projected in the Sint-Kwintenhuis (Naamsestraat 163), with snacks and discussions to follow. Participation is free; voluntary donations are welcome.