Of Gods and Men: PBS Review...and Clips

Here is a filmed review of "Of Gods and Men" that aired this weekend on PBS's "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly."  It features a wealth of beautiful clips from this beautiful film.



Watch the full episode. See more Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.
Beth Cioffoletti
7 years 6 months ago
I was so moved by these short clips that I found tears rolling down my cheeks at the end.  So David Smith's reaction kind of surprises me.  Just wondering about the photos - who appears stronger and who weaker, the actors or the real people?
7 years 6 months ago
David (#1): You can tell all that from photographs?

I saw the film and thought it was extremely well done.  I did not find it ''self indulgent'' at all, which is perhaps one reason (among others) why Hollywood overlooked it.  It is reflective, and compels the  viewer to empathize with the real fear that these men must have faced.  It also beautifully conveys  their deep sense of fidelity to God and to their fellow humans which eventually results in the communal, as well as individual, discernment that they should stay in the face of certain death.  If that's plastic, give me plastic.
Theresa Maccarone
7 years 6 months ago
What a fantasic film. I saw it last night. It's the perfect movie to watch during the lenten season. I am disappointed in myself for not trying any spriutual reading during lent, but this movie certainly made up for it!


The latest from america

Venezuelan migrants walk across the border from Venezuela into the Brazilian city of Pacaraima. (CNS photo/Nacho Doce)
About 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day. According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, at least 1.9 million Venezuelan citizens have left the country since 2015, fleeing from the economic and political crisis that the country is experiencing under President Nicolás Maduro.
Filipe DominguesOctober 22, 2018
Sexual orientation by itself is irrelevant to child sexual abuse. The risk factors include impulse control problems and substance abuse, and offenders take advantage of situations in which they are trusted.
Thomas G. PlanteOctober 22, 2018
“Jesus finds people where they are, but he never leaves them where they are.”
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 22, 2018
Paddy Considine in ‘The Ferryman’ (photo: Joan Marcus)
In the fallen world of “The Ferryman,” conflict and compromise poison everything.
Rob Weinert-KendtOctober 22, 2018