Thursday, October 12, 2006

Are Horror Films Catholic?


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October 12, 2006


 “Are Horror Films Catholic?”


Studio City - On Saturday, October 21, 2006 Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) of Los Angeles will convene a forum during the City of Angels Film Festival that will examine select horror films past and present and discuss whether there is anything about them that reflects Catholicism from a theological perspective. Given that F.W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu (1922) is on the Vatican’s 1995 Important Film list, this event promises to be informative and the conversation lively. The forum will be held at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, from 9:00 am – 11: am.

The panel will be hosted by Haskell V. Anderson, actor and vice-president of CIMA and moderated by Scott D. Young, Founder of the City of Angels Film Festival. Panelists include Rev. Peter Malone, London-based film critic, president emeritus of SIGNIS, the international Vatican-approved organization for communication and award-winning author of the Lights, Camera… Faith! book series, Eric David, a Los Angeles-based film journalist for Netflicks, Dr. Monica Ganas, Azusa Pacific University, Professor of Film and Theater, and Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP, director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, film and television critic for the national magazine, St. Anthony Messenger and film essayist for The Tidings.  $25.00, students $10.00 Purchase tickets at  or at the door.

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