When: Sundays, April 8, 15 & 22 | 7:30-9:00 pm
Where: Penn Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut St
Modern cinema broaches many of the topics that have prompted conversation between scientists and persons of faith. How did the universe come into being? Does God exist and, if so, what role did God play? The more we learn about the universe, the more we realize that we know so very little. There is mystery still. Join us for three evenings of conversation as part of Magi’s Faith & Film 3-part series as we navigate the relationship between science and faith and perhaps, in our searching, uncover some answers.
Session I: Interstellar
In Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, the Earth has been devastated by famine. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of the solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, in search of a world that may hold the key to humanity’s future.
Session II: Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking was given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde. James Marsh’s biography charts the life and legacy of one of the most celebrated theoretical physicists of the modern age.
Session III: Arrival
As nations teeter on the verge of global war, linguistics professor Louise Banks must race against time to find a way to communicate with mysterious extraterrestrial visitors.