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.

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Montclair, NJ
April 28-May 7, 2017
 
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May 11, 2017
 
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May 12-18, 2017
 
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May 18, 2017
 
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June 12-15, 2017
 
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June 29, 2017
 
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August 20, 25, 27, 2017

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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

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.

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

"A diverse, well-rounded, and visually breathtaking documentary."
TRIBECA SHORTLIST

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

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