March 7 event at JCC Indianapolis to showcase Jewish, Buddhist and Christian artists, 2011 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection God in the Box.
God in the Box director Nathan Lang will be joining us for a Q&A via Skype following the screening!
As an arts organization with the mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures has once again partnered with the JCC for a special art gallery opening event.
March 7 marks the opening of the art gallery “Celebrating Three Faith Traditions through Art,” which explores the influence of faith on the creative process. Throughout history, religion to varying agrees has inspired artists, whether overtly as a motif or as a subconscious expression of faith.
Reception for the art exhibit, “Three Faith Traditions Celebrated Through Art”
Thursday, March 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m., JCC Art Gallery – Free and open to the public
Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The exhibit features “ketubot,” elaborately decorated marriage contracts, by Jewish fine artist Suzy Friedman. Brazilian painter Yohana Junker is inspired by her Christian faith to create expressive, bold canvases. Her work invites viewers to explore ages-old existential questions about life. Buddhist artist Melissa Parrott Quimby sculpts colorful flowers and organic forms that she arranges into mystical landscapes. Art exhibit runs March 5 through April 26.
Heartland Roadshow: “God in the Box” Film Screening
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m – $5 general public / $3 JCC Members and Heartland Film Society Members
Immediately following the art exhibit reception, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures in partnership with the JCC will screen director Nathan Lang’s thought-provoking documentary, God In The Box (2011 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection) in the JCC’s Laikin Auditorium. The film takes an unusual approach to capture the nation’s pulse on religious views. “What does God look like?” “What does God mean to you?” People from all walks of life stepped into the filmmaker’s box (a portable studio) and recorded their thoughts in response to these and other questions. The cross-country journey with the box yielded surprising results about current interpretations of God that are an overall reflection on today’s culture. Interviews with religious leaders from multiple faiths frame the filmmaker’s findings to make for an informative and entertaining film.