Friday, January 2, 2015

Arts & Faith Ecumenical Jury Awards: The Top Ten Films of 2014

PATHEOS
By Kenneth R. Morefield
In my post announcing the formation of the Arts & Faith Ecumenical Jury, I stated that I hoped we would “enlarge or expand the perception of what is meant by either labeling a film a ‘Christian’ film or suggesting that it should be of interest to Christian audiences.” I’d say we did that. These results reflect a diversity of taste and sensibility, suggesting that the jury took seriously its mandate to consider all the nominations and to honor intelligence, heart, and artistry. The list of winners includes foreign language films, one documentary, an animated classic, a pair of Hollywood studio films, and some deeply personal indie gems. Two of the films focus on clergy and one on a novice nun. Here we go: [link]