SOME FURTHER THEOLOGICAL RUMINATIONS ON FOUR 1997 FILMS (Including ROSEWOOD)

(The four films reviewed in the April 1997 issue are Secrets & Lies; Marvin’s Room; Sling Blade; and Rosewood.) “It isn’t good for the man to live alone,” the author of the second Genesis creation story has God declare. And so he relates the story of the  creation of the woman,  the two forming a …

Join Discussion of Baldwin’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

  Save this date December 6, 2022 Visual Parables and Ending-Racism.org will host an online discussion of “I Am Not Your Negro” on December 6, 2022 at 1pm CT and 7pm CT. Join Edward McNulty, editor and film reviewer at Visual Parables, and Ken Bedell, founder of Ending-Racism.org, for a lively and thoughtful discussion of …

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening–A Good Read

                   I became interested in reading this book while reviewing the documentary film The Book Keepers. The book is a memoir of an unusual friendship between a white Southern woman, Carol Wall, and Giles Owita, a Kenyan holding several jobs, including gardener. Ms. Wall, a writer for 20 years for Southern Living magazine had struggled …