Zachary E. Malone, lecturer of English, hosts this film and lecture series. Preceding each film will be a short, 10-15 minute introduction on context, symbolism, and relevant themes pertaining to the film. A Q&A will follow each film.
All students, staff, and faculty are welcome.
In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the People’s Saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.
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