"Silence," a film by Martin Scorsese
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Martin Scorsese’s epic movie, "Silence," follows two seventeenth-century Jesuit missionaries as they travel from Portugal to Japan in search of their missing mentor, who is believed to have rejected Christ under torture. Based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966, award winning novel, Scorsese’s film delves deeply into the nature of culture, faith, and mercy.
3:00 pm: Screening of the film
6:00 pm: Panel discussion about film
Following a short break (with refreshments), a panel of international scholars will discuss the film and its central themes. The panel will include Robert Maryks, a scholar of Jesuits in film, and Hitomi Osama Rappo, a scholar of Jesuit missionaries in Japan, who will be joined by others for a lively discussion.
Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:00pm to 7:30pm