Friday, January 6, 2017

HARD FAITH - Scorsese's SILENCE


Tonight Pam, and I screened a preview of Scorsese's SILENCE with a group of friends in Ann Arbor. As usual, Scorsese presents a compelling story with a moral dilemma that few of us think about or want to think about.  SILENCE is also the kind of film I wish Christians could learn to produce—hard hitting, unflinching, explicit faith, deeply spiritual, and very difficult. No easy answers here. This is not a film about praying, getting saved, and all is happy at the end. But it is a film about praying...when God is silent...which often it seems that He is...and what real faith entails.  

No analysis, too early. But here are the links:

IMBD and Trailer

Blog post by Jesuit Consultant Fr. James Martin S.J. on SILENCE
https://cruxnow.com/interviews/2016/12/07/father-james-martin-on-movie-silence/

Transcript Martin Scorsese Interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J.
http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/full-transcript-interview-martin-scorsese

YouTube Martin Scorsese Interview with Fr. James Martin, S.J.
http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/full-transcript-interview-martin-scorsese