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Sanctuary of the Cinema 2016-2017 Syllabus

Sanctuary of the Cinema 2016-2017 Syllabus

Sanctuary of the Cinema, 2016-2017 Course Syllabus Instructor: Chad T. Johnston chad1978@gmail.com Twitter: @Saint_Upid All features begin at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at First Baptist Church, Lawrence, Kansas. FBC is an American Baptist congregation, and is based at 1330 Kasold Dr. Film screenings followed by group discussion. Food and drink are permitted, and occasionally...
The Cinemaddict on John Huston's "Wise Blood"

The Cinemaddict on John Huston’s “Wise Blood”

Wise Blood (Dir. John Huston) **** (out of 5) Art Below by Josh Cochran. I am officially a Flannery O’Connor convert – a Flannery O’Connvert, I suppose. (Cue rimshot.) When I first heard about her and her status as one of America’s literary greats I suspected that I would find her to be someone else’s...
David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch, Disney, and Baptists. Odd bedfellows to be sure. As the son of a Southern Baptist minister, I remember well the day the church boycotted Disney in 1997. Sure, Donald Duck wore a shirt and no pants, and that was a bit uncouth. But other ducks didn’t even bother to wear shirts, so Donald...
Have a Very, Very UnMayberry Valentine's Day Eve with Evil Andy Griffith

Have a Very, Very UnMayberry Valentine’s Day Eve with Evil Andy Griffith

Opie never saw this side of Andy. I doubt you have either. In Elia Kazan’s Face in the Crowd, Andy Griffith plays a power-hungry singer-songwriter who would scoff at the mention of Mayberry. Interested yet? On Sunday, February 13th at First Baptist Church (Fear not, we are not Baptists in the Fred Phelps sense) in...