Living in the Secular and the Sacred Worlds | 20th Annual Film Series

20th Annual Film Series

Living in the Secular and the Sacred Worlds

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,
For More Information, Call (405) 521-5472


October 7, 2001, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex, Morocco (1967), 104 Min.

Set in a time when the realms of the secular and the sacred are fused, Pasolini’s retelling of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy presents a ferocious and astounding vision of mankind and our unchanging nature. Shot in Morocco, the film offers a visual wonder of desert locations and powerful Moorish architecture. “One of the late director’s finest films,” says Kevin Thomas of The Los Angeles Times.

October 14, 2001, Rowntree-Jones Auditorium, 2 PM

Idrissa Ouedraogo’s Tilai, Burkina Faso (1990), 81 Min.

October 28, 2001, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Claire Denis’s Beau Travail, France (1999), 92 Min.

November 11, 2001, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Shohei Imamura’s The Ballad of Narayama, Japan (1983), 130 Min.

January 20, 2002, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Agnieszka Holland’s Angry Harvest, Germany (1985), 101 Min.

February 3, 2002, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Amos Gitai’s Kadosh, Israel (1999), 110 Min.

February 17, 2002, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Bahman Ghobadi’s A Time for Drunken Horses, Iran (2000), 80 Min.

March 3, 2002, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter, Canada (1997), 112 Min.


Robert Coles’ book The Secular Mind will offer reflection for the film series’ exploration of “Living in the Secular and the Sacred Worlds.” The book will be available at all film showings as well as at Full Circle Bookstore.

All films begin at 2PM. Admission is free and open to the public, though donations, which help sustain the Institute in its mission, are much appreciated. Discussion sessions will follow each film for those who wish to stay.

Oklahoma City University is a private, United Methodist, comprehensive university with a liberal arts core curriculum. In a student-centered environment, men and women pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.