Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Macrina's Movie List


Macrina’s List:  Wonderful movies for prayerful reflection/discussion 
Sorry folks!  Not necessarily feel-good movies

  • A Far Off Place 
  • As it is in Heaven                                                                                                                                   
  • Constantine’s Sword  (excellent documentary)
  • Departures  (Japanese film about honoring the dead)
  • Dirt (excellent documentary)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 
  • First do no harm
  • Freedom Writers
  • Gifted Hands
  • Guzaarish
  • How to Cook Your Life (documentary)
  • Iron Jawed Angels
  • I’ve Loved you so long
  •  I Am 
  • Lars and the real live girl
  • Peaceful Warrior
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  •  Motorcycle Diaries                                                                       
  • My name is Khan
  • Of God’s and Men
  • Redwood Forest
  • Salmon Fishin in Yemen
  • Sarah's Key
  • Smoke Signals
  • Temple Grandin
  • The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas   
  • The Blue Butterfly
  • The Pearl Divers
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • The Secret Life of Words
  • The Visitor
  • The Soloist
  • The Station Agent
  •  The First Grader
  • The Last Station
  • The Tree of Life [very symbolic]    
  • The Way
  • Shaddarack   

Speaking of Shadrack:   A film that sees the complicated world issues of race, death and poverty through the eyes of a 10 year old.  As MacDowell says, "I wouldn't call it an art film.  It's just a beautiful little movie that's going to have to compete with the blockbusters pretty much by word of mouth.  Hope it gets a big mouth.

--I don't think it got a big mouth at the theater  but it got my mouth.   Macrina

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