A Catholic Society in Transition: Religion in Recent Quebec Films

February 16, 2016


Hosted by Prof. Adele Reinhartz, 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations

Please join us for conversation and screening of two recent films from Quebec that relate, in different ways, to the rapid transformation of Quebec society from one of the most traditionally Catholic societies in the world to one of the most secular. One aspect of such transformation pertains to relationships to “others” including Jews and to other societies, including Israel/Palestine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Stokes Hall S195 Auditorium
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée). French with English subtitles.

C.R.A.Z.Y. is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that revolves around the differences between a young man named Zac, who lives in the post-Catholic Quebec, and his parents, particularly his father, who has not come to terms with change in society, and in his son. The film, whose director has since made some very popular Hollywood films such as Dallas Buyer’s Club (2013) and Wild (2014), has been very well received by critics with a 100% rating (17 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes. Liz Beardsworth from Empire wrote, “Fantastic performances, sharp wit and a raw honesty breathe new life into the rites-of-passage drama.” Jay Weissberg from Variety called it a “bouncy coming-of-age tale that coasts along on a terrific soundtrack and a spot-on feel for period detail.”

Event Location: Stokes Hall S195 Auditorium, Boston College Chestnut Hill Campus
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467

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