Film Discussion: The Scarlet and The Black, Wed. May 1, 6-9 p.m. St. Peter’s Church, 11 White Street Rockland

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
11 White St.
Mary Alice Bird
May 01, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film Discussion: The Scarlet and the Black Wednesday, May 1, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.  Based on a true story set in WWII Rome), the film stars Gregory Peck as Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who used the Vatican, which had diplomatic neutrality, as a base of operations to save thousands of Allied POWs, in a long, elaborate, and deadly game of cat and mouse with German Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer). Discussion will explore personal moral courage and redemption, as revealed in the film.

Participants are asked to bring a "bag" supper or snacks.  Coffee and juice will be provided.

The Scarlet and the Black is the first in a series of a first-Wednesday-night-of-the-month film discussion group.  Future films may include The Shoes of the Fishermen, Romero, Lillies of the Fields, and other films suggested by participants - films that lend themselves to discussion of the challenges and opportunities encountered in settings indifference or hostile to those of faith and moral commitment. Father Jim Bocchino, Interim Priest-in-charge at St. Peter’s, has initiated this series to explore films “which, while not being specifically religious, provide a forum for discussion about faith.”

Reservations not required; free admission.  St. Peter's is the red shingled church between the Rockland Rec Center, the Library, and the Knox Center.For additional information, call 594-8191