Films

Open Bethlehem – April 22, 4:00 pm 

Open BethlehemJoin us on Saturday, April 22 for a special presentation of the documentary Open Bethlehem. At present, Bethlehem is completely walled in by the Israelis with a physical wall and several Israeli settlements. This documentary explores the contrasts of old and modern Bethlehem; rising tensions between Christianity, Palestinians, and Jews, and film maker Leila Sansour’s efforts to promote awareness and tourism in a war torn nation. It is a wonderful slice of life look at an amazing project by a very dedicated woman. Leila Sansour (the film maker) will be present at this event. Come meet her and members of the local Muslim community. Light snacks will be offered after the film. Don’t miss this event! There is a suggested $10 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away.

 

 

 

 

Being Mortal – May 1, 7:00 pm

Being MortalPlease join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline program “Being Mortal” on Mon. May 1, 7:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The film, based on the bestselling book by surgeon Atul Gawande, delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. Investigating the practice of caring for the dying and exploring the relationships between patients and their doctors, surgeon Atul Gawande shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest. After the screening, attendees can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you. All are welcome. We hope to see you there! Watch a short trailer here: