The days are getting shorter and cooler, a perfect time to see a good movie.
The Williams Lake Film Club will show its next film Luther on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Gibraltar Room.
Luther tells the story of the life and work of Martin Luther, a German theologian whose writings inspired the Protestant reformation.
He is played by Joseph Fiennes. Alfred Molina, Claire Cox and Peter Ustinov (in his last role) join him with many others.
This film is a biography, drama, history and is a German/U.S. co-production.
It runs for 123 minutes, is rated PG 13 and was released in 2003.
Languages are English and Latin, with some subtitles.
Martin Luther was born on Nov. 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germany.
After his studies he joined a monastic order and became an Augustinian friar.
In 1510 he visited Rome on behalf of a number of Augustinian monasteries, and was appalled by the corruption he found there.
Luther became increasingly angry about the clergy selling ‘indulgences’ — promising remission from punishments for sin, either for someone still living or for one who had died and was believed to be in purgatory.
On Oct. 31, 1517, he published his ‘95 Theses,’ attacking papal abuses and the sale of indulgences.
Joseph Fiennes is perfect for his role as Martin Luther, the brilliant man of God whose defiant actions changed the world.
This epic, ravishingly beautiful film traces Luther’s extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people’s liberation.
Regional princes and the powerful church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 16th-century Germany.
But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader and hero.
Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core.
He defied the church, married Katharina von Bora, and enjoyed a happy marriage with six children.
Today over 540 million people worship in churches inspired by his Reformation.
Funds raised through the Williams Lake Film Club help to support the LDA, Williams Lake Chapter of the Association for Students with Learning Disabilities, to provide one-on-one tutoring. A big thank you to all of you.
Screening of Luther Tuesday, Oct. 13 starts at 7 p.m., back doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission at the door is $9, for Film Club members $8, and for seniors (65+) and students $6 (HS and TRU).