Decoding Love Cinema is a forum to watch great movies with friends and discuss them in light of the call to love etched in the human heart by our Creator, as expressed in Pope John Paul II’s teaching on the Theology of the Body.
A great movie not only tells a good and entertaining story, it also sheds light on our human experience. As an echo of contemporary culture, movies can reveal to us in a vivid way who we are and how we desire to live.
The theology of the body expresses itself through human experiences that are at once universal and at the same time, very intimate.
Through this series of 4 bilingual evenings in the month of March and a guided discussion after each viewing, we will deepen particular themes of the theology of the body through each film.
We will tackle the desire for freedom and the meaning of reality as a sacrament (The Truman Show), the role of the body in love (Lars and the Real Girl), suffering and friendship (Intouchables) and how the human person fully discovers themselves within a community (La grande séduction).