SWCRS Friday Night Movie: Silence

SWCRS Friday Night Movie: Silence

AAR-SW Friends,

Join us Friday evening 7:00-9:30 pm at SWCRS for an AAR Film Screening of Silence.

Silence is still in theaters, but AAR-SW has obtained permissions from Paramount Pictures for a special screening and discussion at our SWCRS meeting.

There are two film adaptations (one in Japanese, one in English) of the 1966 novel Silence by Japanese Roman Catholic writer Shusaku Endo about Portuguese Jesuit missionaries to Western Japan. We will gather to view the more recent English-language adaptation by Martin Scorsese, now in theatres.

Film Screening: Friday, Mar 10, 2017. 7:00-9:30 pm.

Film Discussion: Saturday, Mar 11, 2017. 1:30-3:30 pm.

Discussants: Van Gessel, Maeri Megumi, Darren Middleton, and Mark Dennis

Saturday 1:30 – 3:30 AAR Special Session: Joint Panel of Arts, Literature, and Religion & Comparative and Asian Studies in Religion

Theme: An Interdisciplinary Discussion of Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel Silence

Presiding: Yushau Sodiq, Texas Christian University

 Panelists:       Van Gessel, Brigham Young University – Chief script consultant

Maeri Megumi, St. Edward’s University

Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas Christian University

Contributor to Approaching Silence: New Perspectives on Shusaku Endo’s Classic Novel

Mark Dennis, Texas Christian University

            Contributor to Approaching Silence: New Perspectives on Shusaku Endo’s Classic Novel

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490215/

NY Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/magazine/the-passion-of-martin-scorsese.html?_r=0

Guardian Article: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/25/martin-scorsese-silence-premiere-vatican-jesuit-missionaries-japan

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail