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We love a great story. We love to read them, hear, them, tell them, and over the last century we love to watch them. The great thing about stories being told on film is that much of the terrain for the narrative arcs and storylines are rooted in deep biblical narratives. There is much to be said about the Gospel of Christ that is embedded right in the very movies we love. Film makers love to explore inspired themes like mythology, memory, mysticism, human depravity, human potential as well as human exploration. All of these find a nice home in the overall story of redemptive history. Our Reel to Real series is an attempt to do just that; explore the depths of human brokenness and divine hope. These kinds of narratives don’t always come at us in nice G rated polished cartoons, sometimes they do. This is one of the more family-friendly Reel to Real’s that we’ve had in a long time. However, sometimes it gets messy, kind of like a cross. Join us at Common Ground for the next 5 weeks as we look to find God in the stories of Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Leave No Trace, Isle of Dogs, and finally Roma. Each film will be our launching pad into God’s greater story of creation, sin, isolation, loving you neighbor, suffering, man’s best friend, and redemption.

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