"The Calling" - Highland Park Event Film Premiere
Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (MST)
Highland Park, IL
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This month's presentation "The Calling" is a UK film from writer / director Jan Dunn, starring Oscar Nominee's Brenda Blethyn and Susanna York.
Joanna has the desire to become a Nun. Her best friend cannot believe it, her boyfriend is devastated and her mother feels it's just a phase. When she finally gets to the convent, the liberalism of a politically active Novice Sister, Ignatious and a bunch of women with border-line mental illness, including a psychotic Mother Superior, an alcoholic football fan in charge of the vineyard, an over-pious floor mopper, at first makes her wonder if she's following the right path after all. As she gets to know the Sisters and the enormous community bond they all share and the spiritual love that connects them she starts to see glimpses of her own spiritual fulfillment. Several weeks into her vocation she discovers something in herself which brings a whole new series of secrets out into the open until eventually the bond she has with Sister Ignatious dictates and assists in her destiny.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:15pm Red Carpet Photos | Pre-event cocktails and food (available for purchase)
7:00pm Film Premiere - "THE CALLING"
9:00pm Q&A with writer / director Jan Dunn
9:30pm Reception in the Landmark Theatres Bar
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