Spiritual movie night an alternative to horror flicks
A trip to the movie theater is a great way to spend a Friday evening, but to many of us, there just aren't enough good spiritual movies to watch. Hollywood has its crime, violence and a plethora of movies reeking profanity. Movies that uplift, teach and honor life get the short shrift. Most people opt for the action, the $12 tickets, and the $7 popcorn. With Halloween looming there will be the addition of gory, creepy and violent slasher flicks.
Unity Spiritual Center has a whole different take on your Friday nights, where you munch your popcorn, and what type of movie you let into your life. Join us for the premiere showing of James Twyman's "A Chorus in Miracles" on Friday Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Take this musical movie journey through the spiritual classic and celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the book, "A Course in Miracles." Tickets are $10 (but no one will be turned away), popcorn is $1, parking is free.
If you've never heard of "A Course in Miracles," or have heard of it but never cracked open the actual book, the movie is a great way to get started. For longtime students of "the Course," this film is a must see. If you're wondering who stars in this movie, there are no names like Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, or Charlize Theron. The tunes are the star, as they transform you and take you on a lively chorus of 365 lessons, one for each day of the year.
Over 350 churches nationwide will show this film for the first time in October. Celebrate as you watch, as the depth of each lesson is sung to you, and realize how just one of the 365 lessons can transform your life. Reading good books, specifically prayer books is often a solitary venture, but movies can be shared with a good friend or a group of like-minded people.
Director, and best-selling author, James Twyman has an impressive list of accomplishments to his name, with 15 books to his credit including "The Moses Code" and "The Barn Dance." He has produced six films including the award-winning "Indigo." He earned the name "The Peace Troubadour" when in 1994, he gathered prayers from the 12 major religions worldwide and put them to music. He was frequently invited by peace organizations and world leaders to perform peace concerts in countries at war, such as Bosnia or Northern Ireland.
All are invited to view and celebrate this "musical" of a different kind. Not every movie has the power to transform, this one does. Join in the music without the madness at Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road. Tickets are available online at unityspiritualcenter.com.
I am Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center. I enjoy writing about USC's events. Everyone is welcome at Sunday services, or our numerous classes, and worshops!