Sacred, will be screened at St. Paul’s Riverside Church on Sunday, Nov 12 at 2:00pm. Greenwich’s Bill Baker is the film’s executive producer.
Directed by Academy Award Winner Tom Lennon, Sacred was by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world. The film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice.
At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience: how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.
The film’s director commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries — and a wide range of religious traditions — each team contributing a single scene.
The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.
Director Thomas Lennon has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, winning in 2007. Executive Producer is Dr. William F. Baker.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/212592978
-Gabriel Award: Best Documentary Film 2017 (organized by the Catholic Academy)
-RiverRun Film Fest Special Jury Prize 2017
-Best Picture Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine Religioso de la Argentina (ARFECINE) in Buenos Aires