Time: October 13, 2012 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Location: The Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, CA
Street: 550 Mendocino Avenue
City/Town: Santa Rosa, CA
Website or Map: http://www.numinacenter.org/
Event Type: film, discussion
Organized By: The Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2012
Using the loss of the Spanish Civil War against Franco as its allegorical backdrop, Victor Erice’s haunting, lyrical directorial debut portrays the numinous power of cinema to catalyze a young girl’s coming-of-age. In 1940, a tiny rural Castillian village gathers for a screening of Frankenstein. A girl and her sister watch, mesmerized. Such begins the wondrous/perilous quest, as the younger sister—invoking The Holy Fool—is compelled and transformed by unwavering questions about mortality and the realm of the spirits.
Cinematography, sound, and production design brilliantly set a tone of spare, poetic depth, mirroring the melancholy soul loss of the post-war world. In bold contrast, we follow the unshakeable, fearless innocence of a six year old girl (in a transcendant performance) in search of a felt connection to the mysteries beyond. A cinematic triumph of quiet beauty. (1973) In Spanish with English subtitles.
Terry Ebinger, MS, brings two decades of experience as a depth psychological educator and spiritual director to unique programs bridging film studies, archetypal psychology, and myth.
Cinema Numina is a new monthly film discussion series from The Numina Center for Spirituality and the Arts. Please join us as we view exceptional movies through a spiritual and depth psychological lens, framed by insightful commentary and soulful discussion.
Saturday, October 13, 7 PM
Suggested donation: $10.