This week’s offerings include “I Confess,” “Gone with the Wind”
Faith is the focus of “The Christ in Cinema,” a free screening series at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.
The screening series, which examines the Christ figure in secular cinema, kicks off tonight with “I Confess.”
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the 1953 film follows a Catholic priest (Montgomery Clift) who becomes the prime suspect in a murder after refusing to share the real killer’s confession with the police. Anne Baxter and Karl Malden co-star in this superb thriller.
“I Confess” screens at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 1515 Fredericks St. in San Luis Obispo.
The screening series continues March 21 with “Cool Hand Luke.”
For more information, call 543-7580 and visit the church online.
On Tuesday, local moviegoers can catch another classic: 1939′s “Gone With the Wind.”
Based on Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel, this sweeping romantic epic centers on the turbulent love triangle between strong-willed Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), unrepentant rogue Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and perfect but passive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Their struggles are set against the violent backdrop of the American Civil War.
The winner of 10 Oscars, “Gone With the Wind” screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fremont movie theater, 1025 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $7.50.
Don’t miss your chance to see an American classic on the big screen.
HopeDance magazine is offering a three-film screening series this weekend at the San Luis Obispo City-County Library.
First up is “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward,” a documentary about the “needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society” and into “a new sustainable social paradigm called a “resource-based economy.’” It screens at 2 p.m. Saturday.
At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, audiences can watch “Yasuni: Two Seconds of Life.”
The documentary focuses on the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Basin, home to countless species of plants and animals, a number of indigenous peoples and, coincidentally, the country’s largest underground oil reserves. Extracting the oil would result in a huge economic payoff, paired with a death sentence for the park itself.
“The Economics of Happiness,” screening at 2 p.m. Sunday, showcases the chorus of voices calling for economic change on a global scale. They include American author Bill McKibben, Japanese anthropologist Keibo Oiwa, Tibetan political leader Samdhong Rinpoche and Indian environmental activist Vandana Shiva.
All three films screen at the library, 995 Palm St. in San Luis Obispo, followed by discussions. A $10 donation is encouraged for each film, or audience members can pay $20 to see all three.
For more information, visit HopeDance online.
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