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God at the Movies • June 12 – July 12

Movies have a way of communicating unlike any other art form. In them, we find powerful stories of the human experience—an experience marked by intersection with the divine. Whether filmmakers know it or not, God’s fingerprints can be found all over their stories. We’ll take some of the most popular films from the last year and look at how we can find God at the movies.

For more info on why we do this series, resources before you watch the movies, thoughts from Pastor Ed Noble, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

June 12 + 14  Selma
01-Selma Watch on: iTunes |  Google Play | YouTube | Redbox

In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever. Courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote. The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that followed are now an indelible part of history.

 June 19 +21  Unbroken
02-Unbroken Watch on: iTunes |  Google Play | YouTube | Redbox

Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Based on the book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” written by Laura Hillenbrand.

 June 26 + 28  St. Vincent 
03-StVincent Watch on: iTunes |  Google Play | YouTube | Redbox

Maggie, a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent, a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

July 3 + 5   Chef
04-Chef  Watch on: iTunes |  Google Play | YouTube | Redbox

After a controlling owner pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife, best friend and son to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking — as well as his zest for life and love.

July 10 + 12  Guardians of the Galaxy
05-Guardians Watch on: iTunes |  Google Play | YouTube | Redbox

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.