Spirituality

Luiz Bolognesi | 
Brazil |
 2018 | 
81 minutes

The Paiter Suruí people, whose territory is located in the Brazilian Amazon, didn’t have contact with the outside world until the late 1960s. Since then their traditional way of life has been threatened by the encroachment of Western values, religion, medicine, and technology. Perpera, an elder who works as a doorman at the local church, recounts how he stopped his shamanism after the village priest denounced the practice as connected to the devil. But Perpera can still speak to the spirits of the forest, and when illness strikes, the community turns to him, seeking his ancestral knowledge.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:15pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Joële Walinga | 
Canada |
 2018 | 
70 minutes

God Straightens Legs is a film about details, and the way that they embed inside of us during moments of terrible grief and sadness. The emotion that runs underneath, like an underground river, rises up, and clings to the mundane, investing it with a curious and irrevocable form of grace, that is, in itself, miraculous.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:45pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:30pm
Alison McAlpine | 
Canada/Chile |
 2017 | 
78 minutes

Cielo is a personal story about the celestial realm, as well as an investigation into the human mind and spirit. In a remote region of Chile, Canadian filmmaker Alison McAlpine immerses herself amongst people who watch the sky. Some are there for the stars and planetary bodies, others just happen to live nearby in the harshly beautiful valleys, mountains, and deserts.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:30pm
Anna Frances Ewert | 
Ireland/Germany |
 2017 | 
57 minutes

This delicate study of seven monks living at a remote Irish monastery achieves a rare level of intimacy. Through the patient observation of daily routines—chapel prayers, tending livestock, and watching televised soccer matches—the film becomes a document of daily life, in its sweetness and truth.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 4:15pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:30pm