ignite

ignite sounds like a very interesting idea. What is it? From its website: “Ignite is the Short Film Festival which brings out Big Truths through Short Films.” Australia is its home.
It seems that there is no specific theological bent that has to be adhered to, just as long as one stays within the theme and relies upon a biblical passage for inspiration. I suspect that if something like this were held in the U.S. and if sponsored by Religious Right organizations, all films would have to pass by censors for “right belief” and theological “purity.”
It would be terrible if one of the shorts came out against the war in Iraq, or supported claims of global warming, socialism, the poor, or God forbid the equal treatment under the law of gay people. I知 being cynical, of course, but I do wonder whether a film festival like this could be presented in the U.S. as purely a celebration of film and art using themes drawn from the Bible, or whether there would have to be a conservative social or an evangelistic agenda behind them all.

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  1. Bob, you would love the Naro, (narocinema dot com) the arthouse theater in my neighborhood. Every December, there’s a Festival of Jewish Film. In the fall, there’s a Spiritual Film Festival on Mondays over two months, with guest speakers commenting on Christian (and other) spiritual films, both new and moderm. A nun who was my former spiritual director was the guest speaker for Song of Bernadette last fall.
    In Spring, the Regent University Film Festival shows at the Naro, and some of the Regent kids are really talented. And then, the Naro main focus is significant foreign, art and indie films, including gay titles like Trick, Trembling before G-d, Happy Together, and Latter Days.
    You’ve got to come down sometime!

  2. Bob, you would love the Naro, (narocinema dot com) the arthouse theater in my neighborhood. Every December, there’s a Festival of Jewish Film. In the fall, there’s a Spiritual Film Festival on Mondays over two months, with guest speakers commenting on Christian (and other) spiritual films, both new and moderm. A nun who was my former spiritual director was the guest speaker for Song of Bernadette last fall.
    In Spring, the Regent University Film Festival shows at the Naro, and some of the Regent kids are really talented. And then, the Naro main focus is significant foreign, art and indie films, including gay titles like Trick, Trembling before G-d, Happy Together, and Latter Days.
    You’ve got to come down sometime!

  3. Bob, you would love the Naro (narocinema dot com), the arthouse theater in my neighborhood. Every December, there’s a Festival of Jewish Film. In the fall, there’s a Spiritual Film Festival on Mondays over two months, with guest speakers commenting on Christian (and other) spiritual films, both new and moderm. A nun who was my former spiritual director was the guest speaker for Song of Bernadette last fall.
    In Spring, the Regent University Film Festival shows at the Naro, and some of the Regent kids are really talented. And then, the Naro main focus is significant foreign, art and indie films, including gay titles like Trick, Trembling before G-d, Happy Together, and Latter Days.
    You’ve got to visit sometime!

  4. Bob, you would love the Naro, (narocinema dot com) the arthouse theater in my neighborhood. Every December, there’s a Festival of Jewish Film. In the fall, there’s a Spiritual Film Festival on Mondays over two months, with guest speakers commenting on Christian (and other) spiritual films, both new and moderm. A nun who was my former spiritual director was the guest speaker for Song of Bernadette last fall.
    In Spring, the Regent University Film Festival shows at the Naro, and some of the Regent kids are really talented. And then, the Naro main focus is significant foreign, art and indie films, including gay titles like Trick, Trembling before G-d, Happy Together, and Latter Days.
    You’ve got to come down sometime!

  5. Bob, you would love the Naro, (narocinema dot com) the arthouse theater in my neighborhood. Every December, there’s a Festival of Jewish Film. In the fall, there’s a Spiritual Film Festival on Mondays over two months, with guest speakers commenting on Christian (and other) spiritual films, both new and moderm. A nun who was my former spiritual director was the guest speaker for Song of Bernadette last fall.
    In Spring, the Regent University Film Festival shows at the Naro, and some of the Regent kids are really talented. And then, the Naro always dealt with significant foreign, art and indie films, including gay titles like Trick, Trembling before G-d, Happy Together, and Latter Days.
    You’ve got to come down sometime!

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