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Gonzaga Faith & Reason Institute Presents ‘Faith, Film and Philosophy 2013’ Series

Posted on September 17, 2013 in: Academics, Events, Faculty & Staff, Faith

Katherin A. Rogers, University of Delaware.

‘Of Fairy-Stories, Fantasy and Myth’

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Faith and Reason Institute and the Whitworth University Weyerhaeuser Center of Faith and Learning presents a series of lectures titled “Faith, Film and Philosophy 2013: ‘Of Fairy-stories, Fantasy and Myth.’ ”

A special preview event to the series will be a screening of Guillermo del Toro’s breakout film “Pan’s Labyrinth” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Bing Crosby Theater. The screening is part of the Professor Series, a series of films specially selected and presented by local professors and part of the Spokane International Film Festival  2013. Admission to the film is $7 for adults, $5 for students. “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006) is the story of a young girl who lives both in the cruel adult world of Franco’s Spain in 1944 and in her own fantasy world. The film speaks to the importance of our choices and actions, especially as they affect the innocent and respond to the need for self-sacrifice. After the film, Gonzaga philosophy Professors David Calhoun and Brian Clayton will offer comments and lead a discussion about what this fantasy says about the real world and who we are as moral agents.

The series includes the following lectures Oct. 9-11, which are free and open to the public:

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9: “Darwin Goes to the Movies: A Naturalistic View of Filmic Imagination” by Gonzaga philosophy Professor Richard McClelland. Location: Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration at Gonzaga.
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10: “Bedazzled, The Devil, and Freedom” by Katherin Rogers, professor of philosophy, University of Delaware. Location: Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth University.
  • 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, “The Metaphysics of Elfand” by Michael Foley, associate professor of patristics in the Honors College at Baylor University. Location: Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center at Gonzaga.

For more information, please contact Margaret Hoersch at (509) 592-0377 or via email.

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