Film School

so, what the heck is

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Film School is our Sunday morning spiritual formation class.
We gather at 9:00 am in the basement of St. Thomas Church.
All 7th – 12th graders are

welcome to join us.
And yes, parents can come and see

what it’s all about too!
Film School gathers from mid-September thru mid-May.

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so you just sit in the basement
and do this?

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veg out movies

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Well, not exactly.
We aren’t really all that interested in just watching movies…But we are interested in what story is being told. God is The Great Storyteller.
The Scriptures are filled with story after story (not myths, not legends, not fables) and these Stories tell of God’s People cooperating with God in order to make the world as God wants it to be.

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Sometimes we get it right.
Sometimes we miss the mark.
As we watch films in Film School,
we talk about how the story being
told in the film lines up
(or doesn’t line up)
with The Story that God is telling in Scripture and in our world today.

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OK, but why don’t you do a bible study like other sunday schools?

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bible light shine down

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We do.
We read the Bible in Film School.
Every. Single. Time.
Film School wouldn’t and couldn’t exist without the Bible. Films are the way that our culture today tells its Story and we must always take the opportunity to measure that against God’s Story.

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What films have you done?

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movie collage

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There are too many to list here.
we’ve done animated films, dramas, comedies, super-hero, fantasy, etc. Again, we’re more interested in what Story is being told and not so much the special effects

(but those are awesome too!)
If you’d like to see a full list of films we’ve done over the years…

CLICK HERE

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what films are we doing
this coming year?

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The slate of films for the first half of the 2022/23 season is below. Film School will begin again on Sunday, September 18 at 9AM and all 7th-12th graders are invited and welcome!

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9AM on September 18, 25, October 2, and 9
The third Indiana Jones film is all about family relationships as well as stepping out in faith – even in the face of zero evidence. Join us for this incredible story.

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St. Vincent
9AM on October 16, 23, November 6, and 13
(there’s no film school on Oct 30)
Love Your Neighbor. Jesus says its basically the same as Loving God. (see Matthew 22) This incredibly moving film stars Bill Murray in a role you’ll never forget. We’ll talk about what it means to love and care for your neighbor.

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There will be no film school on November 20 or 27 due to The Fall Lock-In and Thanksgiving.

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WALL-E
9AM on December 4, 11, and 18
This is the best movie Pixar has ever made and they’ve made incredible films over the years. WALL-E is about connection and living into who you were created to be. Don’t miss this!

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The 2nd half of the 2022/23 season slate of films will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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If you’d like to see a list of films we done in the past please view the

Film School Archives

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have suggestions for movies we should do in the future? just contact Aran Walter <—- click


 
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