Archive for November, 2010

Documentary “The Calling” Screens on December 16

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The Calling - 6:30pm on December 16th at NFA

The Calling - 6:30pm on December 16th at NFA

The Calling
Thursday December 16th
Doors 6:00
Film 6:30
Frank Center, NFA

Admission is complementary, donations accepted

During this special screening in conjunction with PBS’s Independent Lens and ITVS Community Cinema we are happy to announce the film will be followed with discussion led by Chaplain Bilal Ansari who is featured in the film as well as Reverend Cal Lord of the First Baptist Church.

The Calling follows its subjects from their first days of training, through years of study, and into their early practice as religious leaders. We see them within and beyond the walls of school, wrestling with the sacrifices they’ve made to pursue this path. They debate theology and philosophy, learn to deliver sermons, perform their first weddings and funerals, and counsel people in crisis. We also get to know them as ordinary young people at the crossroads of their lives, struggling with doubt and fear, dating and family, and the myriad challenges of becoming an adult. Although from different ethnic, geographic, and religious backgrounds, the young people featured in The Calling share similar traits: they’re charismatic and likeable, driven and self-reflective, confident yet humble. Each is seeking to reconcile the modern world with their ancient faith, balancing egos with a desire to serve, and blazing new paths to leadership while preserving age-old traditions.

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) Comes to Second Saturday Cinema in December

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Joyeux Noel: 12/11/2010 at NCC

Joyeux Noel: 12/11/2010 at NCC

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Donald L. Oat Theater, Norwich
Suggested donation $7
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. The film marks one of Ian Richardson’s last appearances before his death.

A portion of the proceeds donated at this film screening will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Documentary “Deep Down” Comes to NCC November 18

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Deep Down at NFA's Frank Arts Center on November 18th

Deep Down at NFA's Frank Arts Center on November 18th

Deep Down
Thursday November 18, 2010
Frank Center at NFA, Norwich
Free of charge
Doors: 6:00 pm
Movie: 6:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that NPU General Manager John Bilda will be on hand to lead a discussion and field questions related power consumption right here in our own area of Connecticut.

Deep Down puts a human face on the consequences of our environmental impact.

Any exploration of power production in America will lead to Appalachia, a region that has supplied our nation with coal for over a century. As America’s energy consumption rises, the extraction and burning of coal to meet these demands has dramatically altered the Appalachian landscape, economy, and culture. Mountaintop removal mining has stripped swaths of the ancient hills down into barren, flat-topped environmental catastrophes.

Coal is the number one industry here, with an enormous influence on local economies and people. Simultaneously, Appalachia as a region deserves our attention as a place of history, complexity, and change. It is time for us to look back to this “forgotten” region. We must trace the power lines from our homes to people far removed from our daily lives.

Watch the Deep Down Trailer