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Short Talk

Theology and Film: A Practice in Listening

Date recorded: 18 May 2021 | Speaker: Tim Basselin | Event: ELF Artists Network
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C.S. Lewis wrote, “The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.)” In this talk we will consider a few ways film helps us practice this listening well, this surrender. We will watch a couple of short films together and discuss how to approach film, and art and one another, with a posture of receptivity.

View the short films Tim shares:


Fox and the Whale: