Archives 2018

Friday, February 23

Location: Andover Hall (now Swartz Hall), Braun Room
(All times Eastern)
The Psalm of Howard Thurman poster

2:15 PM

The Psalm of Howard Thurman

(excerpt of film in progress)

Director Arleigh Prelow, MDiv ‘13

This is the first feature-length documentary film on the life and wisdom of one of the world's greatest spiritual treasures, Howard Thurman (1899-1981). The film introduces audiences to Thurman’s uplifting story, his transcendent  yet grounded presence, and his important voice for our times.

The Trap scene 2

3:30 PM

Films: "The Trap" and "Yellow"

Films directed by Lina Verchery, MDiv ‘10. "Yellow" feat. Sadada Jackson, MTS ‘19

"Trap" examines the unlikely interactions between French-speaking fishermen and Buddhist monks and nuns in a Cape Breton village. Seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these people share more than meets the eye.

(19 and 4 mins)
Making Up Director

4:20 PM

Making Up

Director Finnian M. M. Gerety, PhD ‘15

Excerpted from a larger film project on the revival of Sanskrit ritual drama (kudiyattam) in Kerala, India, “Making up” shows the laborious and intimate process of applying traditional make-up to dozens of teenaged performers in a single day as they prepare to compete in a regional arts competition.

(10 mins)
Earthly Delights scene

4:45 PM

Earthly Delights 

Director Evan Dale Karg’s, MTS ‘16

When a good samaritan accidentally witnesses two men together, she has her own religious experience.

(4 mins)
FarNear Scene

5 PM


Director Kythe Heller, MDiv ‘12, ThD Candidate

How do you see what cannot be seen? FarNear is a sensory exploration which combines documentary, experimental, personal, and performative approaches to the subjects of intimacy, the limits of visuality, the hospital, and radical otherness. 

(9 mins)
Breakfast with Abu

5:30 PM

Breakfast with Abu

Director Angela Counts, Former HDS Director of Admissions   pw: Saudi coffee

(22 mins)