Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Movie Review: "500: The Impact of the Reformation Today"

By Mark Longden
500: THE IMPACT OF THE REFORMATION TODAY screens Tuesday, July 18 at 5:00pm at the Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis) as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.
SAINT LOUIS---Since 2002, Cinema St Louis has held the St Louis Filmmakers Showcase, a way for movies made by locals or with very strong local ties to be shown to the wider public. A huge number of fascinating features have been given exposure in this way and joining the wide variety (narrative features, experimental shorts and local documentaries) comes "500: The Impact of the Reformation Today", made by the local Concordia Seminary, one of the world’s premier locations for Lutheran studies and teaching. It goes through, methodically, the main threads of Reformation thought and how they echo down to the present. It talks about how the Reformation inspired both religious art and allowed the first flowering of secular art. [More]