NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN w/ Theological Discussion

Director Katrin Gebbe
Year 2014
Starring Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl
Run Time 110min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This refreshingly raw and intense film utilizes stunning cinematic imagery and profound symbolism to explore the nature of faith, the concept of martyrdom and the duality of good and evil.

Inspired by atrocious true events, NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN follows Tore, a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement, who falls in with a dysfunctional family curious to test his seemingly unwavering faith.

Like a modern-day Job, as his trials become more and more extreme, Tore finds his capacity for love and resilience pushed to its limits, and beyond.

Special Screening followed by a Theological Conversation hosted by:

Owen Egerton (author, How Best to Avoid Dying, The Book of Harold: The Illegitimate Son of God)

Dr. Rick Diamond (Pastor, Journey Imperfect Faith Community and author, Wrestling With God)

Leslie Diamond (Minister, Journey Imperfect Faith Community, specializing in women’s ministries)

Dr. David Zuniga (Zen priest/monk, therapist, Harvard Divinity School MDIV, Clinical Psychology PhD)

Some discussion points our commentators will explore include:

• The key symbolic elements in the film relating to faith and spiritual experience

• Ideas about martyrdom and the idea that hope, faith, and love can conquer evil through spiritual struggle

• The concept of resisting evil through civil disobedience

• Other ways of conceptualizing good and evil beyond simply understanding them to be in strict opposition

• The idea and consequences of taking the words of Jesus and the church literally

• Images of God held by characters and suggested by the film’s narrative

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