Through Good Friday, the Atlas Theater will become a sacred space.
During Lent, we’re inviting all our friends to come in at any time during the week to pause. Many of us are filling boxes with stuff we know makes our lives miserable, to leave them at the altar, to take bread and wine as a reminder that we are moving on, to celebrate our movement toward Easter together.
Whoever you are, whatever you have–come in.
Leave what you need to leave; receive what you need to receive.
Every morning, bread, wine and oil will be set out for you.
Take as much time as you wish to pause, to pray, to reflect, to journal, to enjoy and saturate.
At the clear risk of recommending a Bible movie: everything we have seen of the Noah movie makes this a potential mold breaker.
The cast is superb and the director, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream) is a serious film maker. Every bit of dialogue we’ve heard has been well composed and engaging, sidestepping cliche and giving some heart. An example:
Noah’s daughter: “What do you think it will be like–the end of everything?”
Noah: “The Beginning.”
The Bible doesn’t have to be cardboard, predictable, and heartless on film. In fact, when it is, such movies are clearly getting it wrong.