Faith & Film with the Daughters of St. Paul
Film to be featured: The Soloist (PG)
In 2005, Steve Lopez, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, had looming deadlines, but no stories lined up. A chance meeting with Nathaniel Ayers changes all that. As Lopez gets to know Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician, he begins to discover just how talented Ayers is. Lopez’s articles about Ayers soon become quite popular. Both men begin to develop a friendship which leads Lopez to get involved in trying to help Ayers get off the streets and improve his overall living situation. Ayers becomes Lopez teacher regarding the reality of mental illness, his inner demons, and the social dilemma regarding the homeless. For the first time in his life, Lopez discovers something that he can commit himself to without receiving very much in return.
The purpose of Faith & Film Evenings is to encourage theological reflection on movies: increasing media literacy and our ability to see culture through the eyes of faith.
Suggested Donation: $5.00
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