Hollywood, Teach Us to Pray

Sunday, February 5th at 7pm!
A Second Presbyterian Benefit Showing at the Naro for the Norfolk Street Choir Project

For a fun and meaningful event at the Naro Cinema, Norfolk (Ghent), join Second Presbyterian Church for a preview screening of Hollywood, Teach Us to Pray: A Century of Prayer in Hollywood Films. This will be shown on  Sunday, Feb. 5, 7-9 PM. Filmmaker Terry Lindvall and Robert Shoup, Founding Director of the Norfolk Street Choir, will be present and share comments. All proceeds will go to the Norfolk Street Choir Project.  The film offers a roller coaster ride through American film history, highlighting the inclusion of prayers in movie narratives, as plot turning points (African Queen), spiritual weapons (Election), cultural markers (It’s a Wonderful Life), dramatic tour de forces (Bad Times at the El Royale), comedy (Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Talladega Nights), westerns (Pale Rider and Rooster Cogburn), and traces of transcendence (Tree of Life). People of all races, genders, ethnic groups, ages, economic status, and spiritual conditions talk, shout, whisper, haggle, cry, sing, and wrestle with God. We hope to see you there. Please bring friends, study groups, and others!

Tickets at $10 and available in advance here. (Naro ticket books not valid for this event.)