The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ screened Friday

The Williams Lake Film Club will show its next film this coming Friday, April 14.

The Williams Lake Film Club will show its next film this coming Friday, April 14, which is Good Friday. This is certainly a good time to show the film The Passion of the Christ.

It will be shown at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Mel Gibson is the director and co-writer of The Passion of the Christ, starring Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci and many others.

The country of origin is U.S.

Languages are Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew, with English subtitles. The film was shot in Basilicata, Italy, and released in 2004. Runtime is 127 minutes. It is rated R.

This historical drama represents one of the most controversial films of all times.

It is a depiction of the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

The Passion of the Christ is based on the four canonical gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Biblical scholars have confirmed that this film is true to the story.

Yes, this film is bloody, it is brutal and so is the story told in the Bible. Do not expect a pious Hollywood biblical epic compiled of holy cards brought to life.

No shaved armpits, no shaved chests. No neat, clean, well-barbered middle-class men sporting some discreet little trickle of blood not to disturb your sensibilities too much.

According to history they were poor men in a poor land. They may have been filthy and they may have needed haircuts.

Jesus was a revolutionary, preaching a new covenant and threatening the establishment. He was a political subject in many ways — and he was the son of God.

In the film The Passion of the Christ you will get the full brunt of betrayal, of doubt, of love, of passion. The word passion in its Latin origins refers to suffering and pain.

Later Christian theology broadened that to include Christ’s love for mankind, which made him willing to suffer and die for us.

This is a powerful and disturbing film — a film which might want you to reconsider what Good Friday is really all about.  This is the incredible story of one man who changed the world forever.

After the film we will share refreshments, all made with eggs just in time for Easter.  Miniature eggs quiches, egg salad finger sandwiches — tea and hot chocolate, and definitely Ovaltine.

Proceeds of this screening help to support our tutoring service for one-on-one tutoring for students with learning problems. The funds we raise stay right here in Williams Lake to help our children.

Admission is $9 regular, $8 for film club members, and $6 for seniors (65+) and students, TRU and High School. See you Friday!