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Event Series Event Series: Theology in Film

Theology in Film – Au Hasard Balthazar

March 5, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Theology in Film is a class for adults that meets via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Films are assigned each week for participants to watch on their own.  The movies discussed are typically available on popular streaming platforms or digital rental and are also frequently available on DVD through the Palm Beach Library System.

A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.


March 5, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Greg Knight