A New View Film Series


A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new world views through the screening of four films and seeks to promote appreciation and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding and appreciation for diversity, social justice, and belonging.

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall or at flyrail.butlerartscenter.org
7:00-9:00 PM, Free admission
Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience


Movie poster for Memories of A Penitent Heart

Memories of a Penitent Heart: September 21, 2022

Faith, Love, and Acceptance

Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel’s partner decades later, the film—both a love story and a tribute—offers a cautionary tale of hhow faith can be used and abused in times of crisis. (PBS.org)

movie poster for a ballerina's taleA Ballerina’s Tale: November 9, 2022

Art, Power, and Belonging

Few dancers reach the elite level of ballet; of that already small number only a fraction are black women. A Ballerina’s Tale intimately documents Misty Copeland’s historic rise as the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT), while shining a light on the absence of women of color at major ballet companies. (PBS.org)

movie poster for A loving generationThe Loving Generation: January 25, 2023

Identity, Inclusiveness, and Perception

The 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia overturned all laws forbidding interracial marriage. The Loving Generation tells the story of how a generation of Americans born to one black and one white parent experience race and identity in a divided United States. (topic.com)

movie poster for the magnitude of all thingsThe Magnitude of All Things: March 29, 2023

Eco-Grief, Interdependence, and Agency

When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown, drawing intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything. (themagnitudeofallthings.com)

The series is co-sponsored by the Center for Faith and Vocation and Center for Interfaith Cooperation, with partnership from the Jordan College of the Arts.