WASHINGTON (October 5, 2000) -- The upcoming Jubilee 2000 Film Festival, Faith on Film: Stories of Christ and Christians, is receiving positive response from those who have visited the festival website (www.nccbuscc.org/fb) or phoned the toll-free number (888 363-7440).
The festival, being held on October 13 and 14 at the Clearview Cinema (239 E. 59th St.) in New York City, is hosted by the U.S. Catholic Conference's Office for Film & Broadcasting and is sponsored by the Catholic Communication Campaign.
"At a time of growing concern about violent and sexually explicit movies, we are pleased to highlight uplifting Christ-centered films," commented Gerri Pare, Director of the Office for Film & Broadcasting.
Seven films will be screened, from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening, with noted films critics and scholars participating in panel discussions.
Before the concluding film, Paulist Father Joseph Scott pay a brief tribute to recently deceased Paulist Father Ellwood ``Bud'' Kieser, whose long list of movie and TV credits include the movies, "Romero" and "Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story." Father Kieser's production of "The Fourth Wise Man" will close the festival.
Other films being screened include the five-time Oscar winning "A Man for All Seasons," the dramas "Black Robe" and "Nazarin," the musical "Godspell," and, chronicling the life of Christ, "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" and "The King of Kings."
"The Jubilee Film Festival gives the Church the opportunity to affirm cinema's role in enriching lives and particularly those films which recognize life's spiritual dimension," added Pare.