Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP
Jesuits Announce Lenten Film Series

Week 7 of Lent: SMALL CHANGE 
SMALL CHANGE (10:42) – In this short indie film, a small but loving gesture from one young sibling to another gives hope to a family in crisis. We recommend Sr. Rose’s Questions for Reflection and ConversationSpecial noteCatholicTV is running a marathon of our Lenten Film Series this Saturday, with episodes and interviews back to back. 

Episode 1
Ash Wednesday, March 5
REDEMPTION OF THE PROSECUTOR (Short Documentary) – A Tennessee prosecutor struggles to reconcile his work with his faith after he befriends a prisoner he put behind bars.

Episode 2
Wednesday, March 12
CHAMPIONS OF FAITH: BASEBALL EDITION (Feature-length Documentary) – Major Leaguer Mike Sweeney lets down his guard, and his faith, on the field.

Episode 3
Wednesday, March 19
THE WAY (Feature Film) – Martin Sheen stars as a reluctant pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in a film made by his son, Emilio Estevez.

Episode 4
Wednesday, March 26
DESERT WEDDING (Short Indie Film) – A bridezilla’s big day turns out far different than she had so meticulously planned.

Episode 5
Wednesday, April 2
I AM (Feature-length Documentary) – Director Tom Shadyac documents his experience following a serious head injury and how it changed his life.

Episode 6
Wednesday, April 9
JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS Television Series) – A clip from the first season finds Joan trying to understand why God is asking her to join, of all things, her high school chess club.

Episode 7
Wednesday, April 16
SMALL CHANGE (Short Indie Film) – A small but loving gesture from one young sibling to another gives hope to a family in crisis.

(Chicago/Los Angeles)– The Chicago-Detroit Jesuits, along with the IN Network, an online platform supported by creative media company Loyola Productions, is launching a Lenten  Film Series via an original program entitled The INNdustry with Sister Rose. Hosted by Sr. Rose  Pacatte, FSP, this seasonal series features film and TV clips that many will know from  mainstream programming to highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and  conversation.“The Lenten Film Series offers viewers a unique, media-driven way to journey through Lent  using a variety of TV and film programs as meaningful spiritual guideposts,” said Sr. Rose.  “The breadth and depth of the programming across genres and subject matter is inspiring.  Loyola Productions has done a wonderful job producing the series that will make Lent  more meaningful for those who watch one or all of the episodes.”     

Each of the seven episodes includes interviews with the media makers, including writer Barbara Hall (HOMELAND, JUDGING AMY, JOAN OF ARCADIA), director Tom Shadyac  (BRUCE ALMIGHTY, LIAR LIAR, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, I AM), actor Martin Sheen  (THE WEST WING, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE WAY), and actor/director Emilio Estevez  (BOBBY, THE WAY).  

Questions for reflection and commentary are also offered. Premiering online on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, the Lenten Film Series releases six more episodes every Wednesday afterward, taking viewers right up to the Paschal Triduum. The Lenten Film  Series is ideal for use in prayer groups, young adult ministry, retreats, classrooms, and  individual Lenten preparation for Easter. A promotional video and press kit materials can be viewed here.

“Through the Lenten Film Series with Sr. Rose, we meet the faithful where they are, online  and through social media,” says Fr. Eddie Siebert, S.J, executive producer for Loyola  Productions. “Pope Francis himself said the Internet is a gift from God that facilitates communication, and we are proud to be offering online Lenten programming that we think  Pope Francis would welcome.”  

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