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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This week at SFC - The Last Temptation of Christ

Our screenings are FREE and all are welcome.

Thursday March 20th

doors open 7:30 - film starts 8:15

The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese/USA/1988/168')

Martin Scorsese directs and Paul Schrader writes this thought provoking interpretation of the classic tale of Christ. Adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis's novel, The Last Temptation of Christ explores the idea of Christ as a mere mortal, who, at the threshold of self sacrifice, is tempted by the desire to continue on with his life.
The astonishing controversy that raged around this film was primarily the work of fundamentalists who had their own view of Christ and were offended by a film that they felt questioned his divinity. More than half of Scorsese's films are about battles between grace and sin within the souls of his characters. Schrader, the screenwriter, has written Scorsese's best films ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull") and directed his own films about men torn between their beliefs and their passions(Hardcore, Mishima).
This is a film about the subject of Christ's dual nature, about the mystery of a being who could be both God and man.


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