Prof. John Ferre discusses controversy over religious films
Why do religious films like “Passion of the Christ” spark controversy and fervor? John Ferre discusses on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.
Prof. John Ferré (Communication) will present "Film, Faith and Fury" as part of the Meet the Professor Lunch and Learn Series. At least since the 1932 Hollywood blockbuster, The Sign of the Cross, helped prompt Roman Catholics to form the Legion of Decency, certain religious movies have motivated Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Hindus to prevent the public from watching them. In this presentation, Prof. Ferré will identify the most controversial religious movies of all time, show the lengths to which religious groups have gone to censure and censor them, discuss legal, industry, and organizational pressures on the production of religious movies, and explain what it is in these movies that the faithful have found so offensive.
Film, Faith, and Fury: How Religious Movies have Riled Believers
Thursday, March 1 at 12:00pm
University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave.