Film Series

2016 Film & Speaker Series: Let’s Talk About It

A forum and safe space for difficult and enlightening conversations about  end-of-life and related health issues affecting our community.

Sundays 4-6pm at The Church of the Redeemer
The film series events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

For more information, contact The Rev. Caroline Stewart

Click here to download the flyer for the events.

Consider_Conversation4/24/2016: Consider the Conversation:  A Documentary on a Taboo Subject

Facilitator: Chaplain J. Joseph Hart, Director of Spiritual Support Services Executive Director, GBMC Center for Spiritual Support Training
“A remarkable film that opens the floodgates of thought and conversation on this most difficult and often taboo subject – dealing with end-of-life issues. I encourage everyone to watch this important film including physicians, healthcare workers, patients and families.”
– James Roberts, M.D., Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Health System-Home Health & Hospice

Alive_Inside5/15/2016: Alive Inside

Facilitator: Sarah Hoover, DMA, Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute
Special Assistant to the Dean for Innovation,
Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Community Initiatives

A joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato­ Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.

New_Day_Logo6/12/2016: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Where Stigma Ends, Healing Begins

In February 2014, Peter Bruun wrote a post on his blog two weeks after he and his family suffered an unthinkable tragedy – the death of his oldest daughter, Elisif, from a heroin overdose. Peter titled the post “A New Day” and began the work of the New Day Campaign, a Baltimore-based initiative that uses art to challenge the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. Come experience the power of an audio-video creation of “Elisif’s Story” and join the conversation. 


Film Screening : “Death Makes Life Possible”

Sunday, November 1, 2015 2-4:30 pm
Location: Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore

A film featuring Deepak Chopra, Marilyn Schlitz, and leading scientists, anthropologists, philosophers and spiritual teachers. A journey through different cultures and time periods which turns our fear of death into a source of living richer lives full of hope and compassion.
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Watch a trailer at

 2013 Summer Film Series: “Exploring Death in Service to Life” 

Film-series-summer-20132“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

-T. S Eliot

Feature films followed by group discussions:

  • Evening
  • Bonneville
  • The Bucket List
  • Hope Springs

Grandmother Rose and the Little Button: Film about loss and grief, and discussion led by the screenwriter Brigitte Manekin, 2011