Holy Cross Movie Night – Friday 4 January 2013

PETER AND PAUL – Winner of Two Emmy Awards

“Two key pillars of Early Christianity and Western Civilization. But in their own day, the world didn’t want them.”

Do not miss on 4 January 2013 at 7.15 pm after the evening mass, the first Holy Cross Movie Night of 2013 with this great movie – in St Francis Hall, with refreshments and snacks at the interval!

Peter and Paul is a drama film starring Anthony Hopkins as Paul of Tarsus and Robert Foxworth as Peter the Fisherman, David Gwillim as Mark and Jon Finch as Luke.

This epic movie brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity.  The new movement is beset by violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within.  Two key leaders emerge -Peter and Paul- who struggle to keep the faith alive.  This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. 

“This is the best.  Great acting with Anthony Hopkins, Raymond Burr, Jose Ferrer.  Filmed beautifully.  The wonder of this movie is that is so filled with scripture and so scriptural!  After this film blesses you, you’ll be blessing your friends by letting them watch it.  They don’t make them any better than this.” 

The film was directed by Robert Day. The film mostly shows the works of Paul, beginning with his being struck down and converted by the Lord Jesus on the road to Damascus. From there it shows his ministry to the Gentiles, gaining converts in Galatia and Greece, and eventually going to Rome for his trial.  He preaches there under house arrest for two years before being executed by Nero, after which Peter arrives in Rome and continues what Paul started. The film follows the biblical narrative fairly closely.

The movie was shot in Rhodes, Greece.

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