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Religion in Film: Spring 2019

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Religion in Film: Spring 2019

250.00

Art House Cinema & Pub and Rocky Mountain College invite community auditors to a new semester of Religion & Film. Beginning January 8th, Dr. Aaron Rosen is joined by filmmaker, Pete Tolton, in hosting a series of films related to Mortality, Doubt, Joy, and Desire. This community engagement series is held in the Art House Cinema every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm-3:30pm, where we screen fourteen full-length movies and hold lecture and discussions.

We will approach cinema through various philosophical, political, and critical lenses. It is a course centered on questions as much as answers. Consider:

  • What do we see, and—just as importantly—how do we see, when we study religion?

  • Can love for another person translate into love for God?

  • Can doubt lead to belief?

  • Do all believers fundamentally believe in the same God?

  • Are ethics universal or culturally relative?

  • Can watching film be a religious experience?

From Hollywood flicks to the experimental to the award-winning, the offerings are interesting and varied, the lectures and discussions rich and lively.

This is not a faith-based offering. Space is limited. Suggested cost is $250; need-based scholarships are available. MINT (Montana International Film Festival) is sponsoring.

If interested in participating, or if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Pete Tolton at petertolton@gmail.com or 406-672-0396.

Dr. Aaron Rosen is a Professor of Religious Studies & Director of International and Cultural Projects at Rocky Mountain College. He has taught at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia Universities. He received his PhD from Cambridge and served as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley.  He is the author of Imagining Jewish Art and Art and Religion in the 21st Century, named one of the best books of 2015 by The Times.  He is the editor of Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan and co-editor of Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion

Pete Tolton is MINT’s Programming Director and a Billings-based filmmaker whose projects center on community engagement, small business, personal stories, art, and music. He is known in Montana for his producing role on Makoshika, an award-winning feature documentary about boom and bust in the badlands, from the homesteading era through the Bakken oil boom. His second feature-length doc is in post-production, with an anticipated release Summer 2019. This project took him to Vietnam for five weeks, following a 75-year-old Special Forces veteran as he reckoned with his past and addressed the roots of PTSD.

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Art House Cinema & Pub and Rocky Mountain College invite community auditors to a new semester of Religion & Film. Beginning January 8th, Dr. Aaron Rosen is joined by filmmaker, Pete Tolton, in hosting a series of films related to Mortality, Doubt, Joy, and Desire. This community engagement series is held in the Art House Cinema every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm-3:30pm, where we screen fourteen full-length movies and hold lecture and discussions.

We will approach cinema through various philosophical, political, and critical lenses. It is a course centered on questions as much as answers. Consider:

  • What do we see, and—just as importantly—how do we see, when we study religion?

  • Can love for another person translate into love for God?

  • Can doubt lead to belief?

  • Do all believers fundamentally believe in the same God?

  • Are ethics universal or culturally relative?

  • Can watching film be a religious experience?

From Hollywood flicks to the experimental to the award-winning, the offerings are interesting and varied, the lectures and discussions rich and lively.

This is not a faith-based offering. Space is limited. Suggested cost is $250; need-based scholarships are available. MINT (Montana International Film Festival) is sponsoring.

If interested in participating, or if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Pete Tolton at petertolton@gmail.com or 406-672-0396.

Dr. Aaron Rosen is a Professor of Religious Studies & Director of International and Cultural Projects at Rocky Mountain College. He has taught at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia Universities. He received his PhD from Cambridge and served as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley.  He is the author of Imagining Jewish Art and Art and Religion in the 21st Century, named one of the best books of 2015 by The Times.  He is the editor of Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan and co-editor of Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion

Pete Tolton is MINT’s Programming Director and a Billings-based filmmaker whose projects center on community engagement, small business, personal stories, art, and music. He is known in Montana for his producing role on Makoshika, an award-winning feature documentary about boom and bust in the badlands, from the homesteading era through the Bakken oil boom. His second feature-length doc is in post-production, with an anticipated release Summer 2019. This project took him to Vietnam for five weeks, following a 75-year-old Special Forces veteran as he reckoned with his past and addressed the roots of PTSD.

Art House Cinema & Pub and Rocky Mountain College invite community auditors to a new semester of Religion & Film. Beginning January 8th, Dr. Aaron Rosen is joined by filmmaker, Pete Tolton, in hosting a series of films related to Mortality, Doubt, Joy, and Desire. This community engagement series is held in the Art House Cinema every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm-3:30pm, where we screen fourteen full-length movies and hold lecture and discussions.  

We will approach cinema through various philosophical, political, and critical lenses. It is a course centered on questions as much as answers. Consider:

·      What do we see, and—just as importantly—how do we see, when we study religion?

·      Can love for another person translate into love for God?

·      Can doubt lead to belief?

·      Do all believers fundamentally believe in the same God?

·      Are ethics universal or culturally relative?

·      Can watching film be a religious experience?

 

From Hollywood flicks to the experimental to the award-winning, the offerings are interesting and varied, the lectures and discussions rich and lively.

This is not a faith-based offering. Space is limited. Suggested cost is $250; need-based scholarships are available. MINT (Montana International Film Festival) is sponsoring.

If interested in participating, or if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Pete Tolton at petertolton@gmail.com or 406-672-0396.

 

Dr. Aaron Rosen is a Professor of Religious Studies & Director of International and Cultural Projects at Rocky Mountain College. He has taught at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia Universities. He received his PhD from Cambridge and served as a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley.  He is the author of Imagining Jewish Art and Art and Religion in the 21st Century, named one of the best books of 2015 by The Times.  He is the editor of Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan and co-editor of Visualising a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion

Pete Tolton is a Billings-based filmmaker whose projects center on community engagement, small business, personal stories, art, and music. He is known in Montana for his producing role on Makoshika, an award-winning feature documentary about boom and bust in the badlands, from the homesteading era through the Bakken oil boom. His second feature-length doc is in post-production, with an anticipated release Summer 2019. This project took him to Vietnam for five weeks, following a 75-year-old Special Forces veteran as he reckoned with his past and addressed the roots of PTSD.