October 28, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
110 Tulane Terrace Lancaster
PA 17603

At the Lancaster Friends Meeting House, 110 Tulane Terrace Lancaster, PA 17603

This film is part of Embrace’s 2012–2013 Film Series:
Issues of Faith Within Diverse Communities

All film viewings are FREE & open to the public with a discussion to follow.

Trailer for the film:

The likable main characters in Stephen Cone’s tenderhearted gem, “The Wise Kids,” are earnest Christian teenagers associated with a Baptist church in Charleston, S.C. The radiant, redheaded Brea (Molly Kunz), the minister’s daughter; the tall, skinny Tim (Tyler Ross), an aspiring filmmaker; and the intense, devout Laura (Allison Torem), whose prayers reiterate the words “amazing” and “awesome,” are high school seniors and friends who will soon go their separate ways. They are first seen rehearsing an Easter pageant directed by Austin (Mr. Cone), the pastor’s fresh-faced, young assistant, in which the boy playing Jesus falls off the cross (no deeper meaning implied).

“The Wise Kids” is a guileless exploration of the growing pains of sheltered innocents whose reticence and sincerity evoke 1950s small-town values. Brea is undergoing a serious crisis of faith that she is loath to admit. When called on to lead a prayer, she goes through the motions while exhibiting an uneasy sense of self-betrayal. Tim, who realizes that he is gay but probably hasn’t acted on that awareness, insists that it doesn’t conflict with his religious faith. If Brea is comfortable with Tim’s orientation, Laura is shocked and frightened.” –NY Times review by STEPHEN HOLDEN; 3/15/2012
Focus: Christian, gay youth

Don’t miss our remaining fall film:

Nov. 25, Call Me Malcolm
Focus: Transgender, Christian, United Church of Christ