Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Screening opportunities for "There Be Dragons" - a movie on St. Jose Maria Escriva



A "first-screening" for There Be Dragons is coming up at Ss Cyril & Methodius in Sterling, Heights. Note that you must pre-register online at www.screenitfirst.com/dragons/events/list.  There is a list of other opportunities in other states, so scroll through that list if you do not live in this area.

From that website:

Welcome to the Exclusive There Be Dragons Leader Screening Events. Please RSVP below to the location nearest to you. A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming your RSVP.



There Be Dragons is an epic action adventure romance set during the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. The film is written and directed by Roland Joffe, acclaimed director of The Mission, and features a stellar cast of young actors -- Charlie Cox (Stardust), Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Rodrigo Santoro (300) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace).


The story traces the lives of two young men, Josemaria Escriva (Cox) and Manolo Torres (Bentley), childhood friends who are separated by the political upheaval of pre-war Spain to find themselves on opposite sides as war erupts. Choosing peace, Josemaria becomes a priest and struggles to spread reconciliation by founding the movement “Opus Dei” (work of God). Manolo chooses war and becomes a spy for the fascists, committing heinous acts that will torment him until the end of his life. Only on Manolo’s deathbed will Josemaria’s message of forgiveness finally have a profound impact on him and on his estranged son, who comes to learn the truth of his father’s dark past.
This looks interesting.  I personally won't be able to make the screening since I will be at work, with a specific project for that week making it inopportune to take a half-day vacation.

Here is the website for the movie itself: http://www.therebedragonsfilm.com/ . I just watched the trailer.  It looks excellent.



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2 comments:

Paul said...

Any idea why they scheduled it when a boatload of people will be in DC for the March for Life?

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

Paul,

Often times, these kinds of opportunities do not necessarily l end themselves to many choices. It's possible that January 24th was the only option given to HTA. They may come to regret it just as much as those who won't be there to see it because it will affect attendance.