Looking Closer: Beauty, Truth, and Evil at the Movies

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Christ Center Community Church

2700 South Lemay Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80525

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FREE and Open to the Public

Join us for a day with Christianity Today's senior film critic as he shares how movies inspired and rejuvenated his faith and transformed the way that he hears God speaking in the world today. Includes a morning session and a guided tour through a challenging film that can change the way you look at movies, art, and creation.

This full-day seminar, including a film screening and discussion, will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with a bonus screening to follow in the evening.

*The conversations at this event will be of particular interest to Christians, but are not intended to be evangelistic or exclusive.

Our Speaker

Jeffrey Overstreet, senior film critic for Christianity Today and blogger at lookingcloser.org, has been writing about the relationship between film and faith for for more than 20 years. His "memoir of dangerous moviegoing," Through a Screen Darkly, has become a popular college text on art and culture. He is also the author of a four-volume fantasy series called The Auralia Thread. He currently teaches film and writing at Seattle Pacific University.

All of Jeffrey's books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Event Details?

If possible, please preregister. You may do so via the green Register button at the top right. If you are unable to register online, contact Laure Hittle at (970) 214-1158.

Seminar schedule:

8:30am Registration and coffee
9:00am Morning session
12:00pm Break for lunch (see ticket options below)
1:00pm Film screening and discussion
4:00pm Chat, buy books, grab an early dinner, and then...

Bonus evening screening:

5:00pm Pizza arrives (see ticket options below)
5:20 Film screening and discussion

The event is free and open to the public. An opportunity will be provided to express appreciation for our speaker via freewill donations. Donations may be made at the event or via the online registration process.

Seminar Online Registration

There are multiple options to register online, listed below.

Click the green Register button on the top right. A "Select Tickets" box will pop up, and you will see five options:

  1. Free Seminar - No meals
  2. Seminar + Box Lunch (pay at event)
  3. Seminar + Pizza dinner (pay at event)
  4. Seminar + Lunch + Pizza (pay at event)
  5. Freewill Donation

The first four options will include a dropdown menu to indicate the number of attendees for that ticket type. Select the number of people you are registering. If you prefer to arrange your own meals, select the "Free Seminar - No meals" option, then click the green checkout button. Just follow the directions on the page to register. For your security, there is a 15 minute time limit to fill out the checkout page.

If you would like to order a box lunch or pizza dinner, see the instructions below.

Meals: Online Registration Process

Lunches are $10 each. Pizza is $5 per person. In order to streamline registration and reduce your processing fees, we will receive payment for meals at the event. However, we do ask that you reserve your meal order(s) in advance to help us coordinate with our caterer.

To select your menu choices, please follow these directions:

1) Use the dropdown menu for each ticket type to indicate the number of attendees you are registering.

2) Click the green checkout button. It will take you to a checkout page.

3) On the Checkout page, it will ask you to select your lunch options. Double check your lunch order to see that you have the right items and correct number of lunches that are being paid for. Pizza options do not need to be indicated at this time.

4) When you arrive at the event, you may pay for your meals via cash, check, or card.

All payments must be received by the time catering orders are placed on the day of the event.

Box Lunch Details & Menu:

Each box includes utensils, a cookie, a pickle, and a choice of side. Sandwich side options include: Chips, potato salad, fruit cup, or applesauce. Please only choose one side per box lunch. We will submit all orders to our caterer at 10:30am on the day of the event.

Sandwich Selection:

Choice of Black Angus roast beef, Black Forest ham or Butterball™ smoked turkey on your choice of bread (9-Grain, Country White, Wheat), with lettuce and tomatoes.

The Veggie™
Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and roasted red peppers on a pita, served with Ranch dressing.

Harvest Chicken Salad Croissant*
Dressed with leaf lettuce and tomatoes
*This product contains pecans.

Tuna Salad Croissant
Dressed with leaf lettuce and tomatoes.

The Memphian®
Black Angus roast beef, Black Forest ham, Butterball™ smoked turkey, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, lite mayo and spicy brown mustard on a 6” multigrain baguette.

Salad Selection

McAlister’s Chef™
Black Forest ham, Butterball™ smoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar-jack cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons.

Pizza dinner details

We will offer pizza for the bonus evening film screening. The cost is $5 for three slices of pizza. We will order a variety based on the number of attendees who have selected this option. The order will be placed at 4:00pm on the day of the event.

This event is sponsored by the Faith Libraries of Northern Colorado (http://flncnetwork.org) in cooperation with Christ Center Community Church of Fort Collins. The partner libraries in the FLNC network are from the following five churches in Fort Collins: American Baptist Church, Christ Center Community Church, First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Plymouth Congregational UCC.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions regarding event details, please call or text Laure Hittle at (970) 214-1158.

For media / press related questions or assistance, please call or text Valerie Flynn at (970) 556-3806.

What films will we be watching during this event?

We will watch two films, one during the afternoon session and one in the evening. They have been carefully selected based on the speaker's experience using them in the classroom. The titles are a surprise, but if you have concerns, feel free to contact Laure Hittle at (970) 214-1158.

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Christ Center Community Church

2700 South Lemay Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80525

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