First United Methodist Church

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Cinnabar Film Series: The Last Temptation of Christ

Apr. 12, 2023, 6:30 PM

Ligature Coffee 784 Cherry St Winter Park, FL 32789

Cinnabar is a monthly film series designed around hospitality and curiosity. Films engage our full selves. They inspire, reveal, challenge, question, and enchant us. Our church’s Kinfolk young adult ministry sponsors Cinnabar as a form of spiritual creativity in our Orlando community.

What do we do? First, we share snacks, drinks, and reconnect with each other. Our host then offers an introduction and invitation to the film they’ve chosen and we watch together in a warm and welcoming space. After, we circle up to reflect together. Our one rule is we never say a film was good or bad; we just talk about the impressions it made on us.

Coming up on April 12th: The Last Temptation of Christ
Happy early Easter! We’re celebrating with (an infamous) film about Jesus. It won’t be like any others you’ve seen. David Witwer is hosting, here’s what he has to say:

This is one of the most provocative, layered, unique, and dangerous films I’ve ever seen. This is NOT like The Passion of the Christ (people keep asking that). Let’s just say the book it’s based on was banned and a theater in Paris was burned to the ground by religious terrorists when they showed it. But it’s also NOT anti-religious. It’s one of the most honest, raw, and imaginative films I’ve seen that wrestles with religion and spirituality. It’s a film that demands a response, and a curious community like Cinnabar is the perfect place to watch it.

NOTE: First-century Palestine was not a family-friendly place. This film is intended for adults and contains graphic violence, sexuality, and nudity.

Find us at Ligature Coffee, just look for our signs! 6:30 for snacks and chats and the film will start soon after. Tickets are available below as a way to donate to the cause, but registration is not required.