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  • Paterson
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The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 6. Pentecost to Christ the King (Ordinary Time 2)

20 films

Themes: ordinariness, communication and language, evangelization, the body, death, holiness, kingship/royalty Season includes: Ordinary Time, Pentecost, Trinity, Corpus Christi, Assumption,…

  • Ex Machina
  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
  • A History of Violence
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • The Artist

The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 3. Epiphany (Ordinary Time 1)

11 films

Themes: blood and water, revelation Season includes: Circumcision of Our Lord, Epiphany, Baptism of Our Lord, Solemnity of Mary Mother…

  • A Man Escaped
  • Gladiator
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Romero
  • Arrival

The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 5. Easter

9 films

Themes: Joy, wonder, the Eucharist, revelation, death and resurrection, mercy Season includes: Divine Mercy Sunday, Solemnity of the Ascension


  • Au Revoir les Enfants
  • Calvary
  • The Fall
  • Into Great Silence
  • The Departed

The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 4. Lent

19 films

Themes: suffering, deprivation, reliance on God Season includes: Palm Sunday, Laetare Sunday, Holy Week/The Triduum

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  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Ben-Hur
  • Children of Men
  • Stardust

The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 2. Christmas

10 films

Themes: birth, wonder, joy Season includes: the octave of Christmas

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  • Arrival
  • Big Fish
  • Cinderella
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Hugo

The Cinematic Liturgical Calendar: 1. Advent

12 films

Themes: anticipation, preparation, wakefulness, patience, hope Season includes: Gaudete Sunday, Rorate

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  • 17 Again
  • Big Fish
  • Brave
  • Chocolat
  • Cinderella

Feelings about Parenthood

53 films

A great deal of cinema, especially more recent cinema, relies on the absence, apathy, or incompetence of parents. Glamour, adventure,…