November 16, 2012 (6:30pm): St. Thomas Hall, 401 Alderman Road


altThe next film in our 2012-13 Series is Departures (2008), a Japanese film (with English subtitles).  This Academy Award-winning, internationally acclaimed film includes no Doctors of the Church, no Saints or Popes, or even any explicitly Catholic or Christian characters. And yet,this deeply engaging and transformative story of an unemployed

Friday, October 26, 7:30pm
Nau Auditorium/South Lawn


A properly tuned imagination should always be eager to find the Divine in life's many experiences. Like the other visual arts, good films offer us a means of refining our imaginative and reflective capacities. Come join us for a free screening and brief faculty discussion of 

Make plans now to join us and others on February 23 at 7:30pm for Thursday Night at the Movies in Nau Auditorium/UVA South Lawn. 

We're showing The Mission, starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons.  This spectacularly rich and thoughtful film about war, conquest, betrayal, peace, love, and 18th century Jesuit missionaries and the Guarani of South America won the Cannes Film Festival Palme D'or Award and the Academy Award for Cinematography.    

This event, co-sponsored by the St. Anselm Institute, the Department of History, and UVA Catholic Student Ministry, is free and open to all.  

The St. Anselm Institute and UVA Catholic Student Ministry invite you to join us at Friday Night at the Movies on October 21 at 7:30pm in Nau Auditorium, located on the new South Lawn of the University of Virginia.  This event is free and open to all, so bring a friend or family member to see the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Palme D'or Award winner: The Tree of Life (2011).  Written and directed by Terrence Malik, this critically acclaimed, unconventional, and visually rich narrative of a 1950s Catholic family in Waco, TX offers us an opportunity to reconsider the cosmic significance of the Act of Creation and our place within this larger, Grace filled Divine Narrative. 
Nau Auditorium is part of the new South Lawn at the University of Virginia.  Free evening parking is available in a Brandon Ave parking lot adjacent to Nau and Gibson Halls.   For a map and directions, click here.
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