Renewing the Virtue of Reverence: Becoming Aware of Our Limits and Capacity for Awe | 22nd Annual Film Series

22nd Annual Film Series

Renewing the Virtue of Reverence: Becoming Aware of Our Limits and Capacity for Awe

Sundays, 2 PM
2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
A discussion session follows each film for those who wish to stay
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Director: Dr. Harbour Winn, | Coordinator: Dai Kimura
For More Information, Call (405) 208-5472


October 5, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Paul Greengrass’s Bloody Sunday, UK/Ireland (2002), 107 Min.

October 19, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Zhang Yimou’s Hero, China (2002), 99 Min.

November 2, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Philip Noyce’s Rabbit-Proof Fence, Australia (2002), 94 Min.

Between 1905 and 1971, the Australian government carried out a policy of taking Aborigine children from their families in the outback and sending them to cities to be trained as servants. Rabbit-Proof Fence is the true story of three girls who attempt to escape and embark on a 1,500 mile journey home following the fence that bisects the Australian continent.

November 16, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Caroline Link’s Nowhere in Africa, Germany (2002), 141 Min.

A true story about a Jewish family that flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once comfortable existence, the couple and their daughter each have to find a way to deal with their new harsh environment. The film is 138 minutes long.

January 18, 2004, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Louis Malle’s Lacombe Lucien, France (1974), 138 Min.

February 1, 2004, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The Cyclist, Iran (1989), 95 Min.

February 15, 2004, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Walter Selles’ Behind the Sun, Brazil (2001), 105 Min.

February 29, 2004, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Akira Kurosawa’s Madadayo, Japan (1993), 134 Min.


The book “Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue” by Paul Woodruff will provide direction and reflection for the cross-cultural study of the film institute’s program. The book will be available at the film showings and from Full Circle Bookstore.

Donations to help sustain the Film Institute’s mission are needed and appreciated and can be made to the OCU Film Institute Endowment Fund, the Designated Endowment in the Community Foundation of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund or at the door of the Petree Center as you attend the showings. Support of the Film Institute also comes from OCU and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund for the university’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature.

Celebrating a century of scholarship and service, Oklahoma City University is a comprehensive, private United Methodist university with a liberal arts core curriculum. In a culturally rich environment, our students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, moral, and spiritual development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities. OCU consistently is ranked at the top of its category by “U.S. News & World Report,” has been named one of the best schools in the Western United States by “The Princeton Review” and is listed in both “America’s 100 Best College Buys” and “America’s Best Christian Colleges.”