Silence event flyer

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 2:00 pm

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Please join us at Athens-Clarke County Library on February 24 at 2:00 pm for a screening of the Scorsese film Silence in the Appleton Auditorium. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

Intent on investigating the truth behind Father Cristovão Ferreira’s abrupt end of correspondence, the devout Portuguese Catholic priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francisco Garupe, set off to Japan in 1633. In great disbelief, as the rumors of Ferreira’s apostasy still echo in their minds, the zealous Jesuit missionaries try to locate their mentor, amid the bloodshed of the violent anti-Christian purges. Under those circumstances, the two men and the Japanese guide, Kichijiro, arrive in Japan, only to witness firsthand the unbearable burden of those who have a different belief in a land founded on tradition. Now—as the powerful Grand Inquisitor, Inoue, performs hideous tortures on the brave Japanese Christians—Father Rodrigues will soon have to put his faith to the ultimate test: renounce it in exchange for the prisoners’ lives.

The screening is free and open to the public. Masks are required in the library. For further information, call 706 613 3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.

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