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Sainer Auditorium – New College of Florida

October 2019

Asian Film and Talk Series: ‘Amreeka’

Friday, October 25, 2019,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Introduced by Dr. Nassima Neggaz, and with a run time of one hour and 36 minutes, “Amreeka” (2009) centers on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son as they cope with culture clash while building a new life in rural Illinois. This tender feature marks the debut of Arab-American director Cherien Dabis and has accrued international recognition scoring 18 nominations and nine wins including: Best Arabic Film and Best Arabic Screenplay…

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November 2019

Screening: Faith, Ethics, and Community in Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

Thursday, November 7, 2019,5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The third event in the Religion in Sarasota Series (Watching Religion), a discussion about faith, ethics and community after a screening of Paul Schrader’s 2017 film "First Reformed," which follows a Protestant minister (played by Ethan Hawke) faced with questions of faith and morality while serving as pastor of a dwindling historical church. The film was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay. After the film, the Rev. Melanie Kim, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, and former chaplain at…

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