June 18 & 25: "History Writ with Lightning: Race, Film, and Religion"


Film is one of the most powerful ways that we understand ourselves and our culture, and how movies represent—or don't—is a matter of real importance. As Barry Jenkins, director of the film Moonlight, told the LA Film Critics Circle earlier this year, "Representation does matter... if you do not see your face, it is as if you do not exist." Writer and theologian Greg Garrett returns to the Cathedral this summer to work on his new project on race, film, and religion, and to lead Sunday conversations on two major American films about prejudice. In Part One, on June 18th, we discuss clips from the 1967 classic “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”. In Part Two, on June 25th, we will discuss clips from the Academy Award and NAACP Image best picture winner Crash (2004).