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TN@IPC Movie Night at the Grand
September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant Oklahomans are rising up to challenge deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine. Labeled as “heretics” for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Especially those interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections for women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ communities. These American Heretics are still interested in saving you from hell, but it’s the earthly one, where poverty, discrimination and nationalism oppress those “who are the least among us.” There will be a discussion afterward in the theater lower lobby.
A film that shines a light on those who would be a candle in the midst of the Medieval darkness of modern, white Southern American Christianity.
Roger Moore, Movie Nation
It makes passionate arguments. It offers a ray of hope. And it evokes the sense that those most desperately in need of seeing it will never cross its path.
John Anderson, America Magazine