Winter film festival continues on select Sunday afternoons

“Brother Son, Sister Moon,” an examination of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, is the next

movie to be shown during the winter film festival sponsored by the MCC Center for Experientail

Learning.

It will be shown at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Harbor Theater, 1937 Lakeshore

Dr., Muskegon.

The film is an examination of the life of St. Francis of Assisi. It draws parallels between

his life and the ideology that underpinned the worldwide counterculture movement of the ‘60s

and early ‘70s. Starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker.

The Sunday afternoon events will continue through April 2 and begin with a 3:15 pre-

film introduction, prior to the 3:30 show time. Immediately following the film showing will be a

post-film interpretation led by MCC faculty members.

Tickets are $6 in advance in the social sciences department, $7 at the door.

Other movies scheduled for this semester are:

* “Black Robe,” Feb. 26. Set in New France in 1634, the film begins in the settlement

that will one day become Quebec City. Jesuit missionaries are trying to encourage the local

Algonquin Indians to embrace Christianity.

* “The Graduate,” March 19. A 21-year- old recent college graduate with no well-defined

aim in life, is seduced by an older woman and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter.

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross.

* “American Graffiti,” March 26. The film is an American coming-of- age comedy-drama

film directed and co-written by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard

Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Suzanne Sommers, and Wolfman Jack. Set in

Southern California in 1962, the film is a musical experience of high school graduation, car

cruising, and rock and roll of the early ‘60s.

* “El Cid,” April 2. A 1961 historical epic film, it is the romanticized story of the life of

the Christian Castilian knight Don Rodrigo de Vivar, called “Ed Cid,” who is the 11 th century,

fought the North African Almoravides and ultimately contributed to the reunification of Spain.

Starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

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