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Religion and Film

Sex! Violence! Religion! Cinema! (Not Another Biblical Epic, But Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac

S. Brent Plate | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
S. Brent Plate

The final minute of a Lars von Trier movie threatens to make or break every other frame of the preceding spectacle, to justify or condemn all that led up to the punch line.

The Hollywood Effect: R-rated Films, Violent Video Games Tied to Lower Religious Practices for Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

A steady diet of watching movies such as Ted and Saw through Saw VI may keep young people out of the pews, suggests a new study of R-rated films and religiosity.

Lights, Camera.. Church! Lifting Up The Prophetic Voice Of Film

Wayne Meisel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

When a church provides the space for showing films discussing the issues, it becomes more relevant by becoming a catalyst for coalition-building.

Religion At The Academy Awards

S. Brent Plate | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

This year's Oscar line-up is once again rife with religious references, and the entertainment industry may be overtaking religious institutions as the prime mythmakers and ritual producers in a society where the "nones" are on the rise.

PHOTOS: Faith Shorts 2012 Winners Announced

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

Click through to see photos from the Faith Shorts 2012 award ceremony: The winners of Faith Shorts, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's annual shor...