The Two Popes
Saturday, November 21st @ 2 pm
Join us to watch and discuss this thought provoking movie!
Fascinating and revealing tale of an unprecedented transfer of power, and of two very different men - who both happen to live in the Vatican.
In February 2013, the arch-conservative Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) made a startling announcement: he would resign, making him the first pope to willingly vacate his office in over 700 years. Reeling from the news, the College of Cardinals rushed to Rome to congregate in the Sistine Chapel to pick his successor. Their unlikely choice? Francis (Jonathan Pryce) , the first non-European pope in 1,200 years, a one time tango club bouncer, a passionate soccer fan, a man with the common touch.
Why did Benedict walk away at the height of power, knowing his successor might be someone whose views might undo his legacy? How did Francis - who used to ride the bus to work back in his native Buenos Aires - adjust to life as leader to a billion followers? If, as the Church teaches, the pope is infallible, how can two living popes who disagree on almost everything both be right?
“The Two Popes” is really three movies: a behind-the-scenes tale of Vatican politics, a mini-biopic about the current pontiff, and a two-man study of friendship, rivalry and major British acting . . . a subtle and engaging double portrait that touches on complicated matters of faith, ambition and moral responsibility. (NY Times)
How will this work?
This time we will get together on Zoom only AFTER the movie at 2 pm for the discussion. For those who would like to watch the movie right before the discussion, start watching the movie at 11:50 am. You can also watch the movie at any time you like before our discussion.
Here are a few options for accessing the movie: You can watch it on your smart TV or on your Computer/Device through Netflix and possibly other apps.
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Register to attend by noon on November 21st so we can email you the link!
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