Sacred
http://sacredthemovie.org/
Directed by Thomas Lennon
US, 2016, 86 min, in English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish

Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.

HOST A SCREENING



UPCOMING SCREENINGS   

 
 
 
 
West Jordan, UT
December 7, 2017
 
Houston, TX
December 16-17, 2017
 
Ogden, UT
December 20, 2017
 
Moab, UT
December 21, 2017
 
Omaha, NE
January 30, 2018
 
Natick, MA
January 14, 2018

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

Tokyo, Japan
October 25-November 3, 2016
 
New York, NY
November 10-17, 2016
 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 16-27, 2016
 
Cleveland, OH
March 29-April 9, 2017
 
Sebastopol, CA
March 23-26, 2017
 
Winston-Salem, NC
March 30-April 9, 2017
 
Ashland, OR
April 6-10, 2017
 
Rochester,  NY
April 11 & 15, 2017
The Little Theatre
*Ex. Producer Bill Baker in person

Washington, DC
April  13, 2017
The Documentary Center - George Washington University

Bozeman, MT
April 20, 2017
 
Louisville, KY
April 21-23, 2017
 
Montclair, NJ
April 28-May 7, 2017
 
New York, NY
May 5-10, 2017
 
Pleasantville, NY
May 11, 2017
 
Kansas City, MO
May 18, 2017
 
Los Angeles, CA
May 19-25, 2017
 
Hartford, CT
June 9-15, 2017
 
San Diego, CA
June 9-15, 2017
 
Lake Worth, FL
June 9-15, 2017
 
Toronto, ON
June 9, 10, 11,13, 2017
 
San Rafael, CA
June 12-15, 2017
 
Chagrin Falls, OH
June 17, 2017
 
Tallahassee, FL
June 22-24, 2017
 
Santa Fe, NM
June 30-July 13, 2017
 
Seattle, WA
July 9, 12, 13, 2017
 
Ft.Collins, CO
July 12, 2017
 
Austin, TX
July 12, 2017
 
New York, NY
July 16, 23, 29, 2017
 
Salt Lake City, UT
July 25, 2017
 
Vancouver, BC
July 28-31, 2017
 
Port Orchard, WA
July 28-August 3, 2017
 
Sedona, AZ
August 3, 2017
 
Camas, WA
 August 4-10, 2017
Liberty Theatre
 
Albuquerque, NM
August 8-10, 19,20, 2017
 
Huntington, NY
August 17, 2017
 
Columbus, OH
September 1-8, 2017
 *Part of Columbus Documentary Week
 
Asheville, NC
September 9, 2017
 
 
Homer, AK
September 24, 26, 27, 2017
 
New York, NY
October 8, 2017
 
St. Louis, MO
October 27-29, 2017
 
 New York, NY

SYNOPSIS

SHORT SYNOPSIS

Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams.

LONG SYNOPSIS

Shot 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, and 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.

TRAILER

REVIEWS

"intimate...kaleidoscopic...we see personal notes of grace and meaning.."
NEW YORK TIMES

"a reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation and reflection."
NEW YORK TIMES - Sunday Arts & Leisure

"Moving...deeply personal....the film articulates a concept of universal humanity."
LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A feast for the eyes."
VICE

"A fascinating tapestry of human belief."
SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

"A cinematic leap of faith."
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

"A great movie for jaded Atheist urbanites."
THE STRANGER

"A ray of hope."
SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

"Purely observational, kinetic cinema and, some might say, even a kind of prayer."
AMERICA THE JESUIT REVIEW

"A surprising new take on filmmaking."
MONTCLAIR LOCAL

"Celebrates humans' search for meaning."
HUFFINGTON POST

"This is very much a timely and topical film, one that will encourage debate and discussion."
YES WEEKLY

"A visually breathtaking documentary."
TRIBECA SHORTLIST

"...a swirling whirlwind of customs, traditions, joy, agony..."
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"..exquisite cinematography with vibrant light and shadow, striking use of color, and intimate portraits. It takes us into the very experience of the moment"
SIGNIS

INTERVIEWS & MEDIA

 

PLAYLIST - Exclusive clip

INTERFAITH CENTER PODCAST 

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