Faithspotting: 2021 Academy Awards Best Directors

Chloe Zhao,David Fincher, Emerald Fennell, Lee Isaac Chung,Thomas Vinterberf

Follow link to listen to episode ‎Faithspotting: Faithspotting: Academy Award Nominated Directors on Apple Podcasts

In the 3rd of the 4 part series leading up to the 2021 Academy Awards (April 25th) Kenny and Mike offer their thoughts on the nominees, including their favorites, predictions, possible swaps. In addition, they discuss faith elements spotted in the film Another Round for which director Thomas Venterberg is one of the nominees. For faith elements spotted in the other nominees’ films see the Faithspotting episodes for the acting nominations. 

Faith Issues Spotted in Another Round:

Mads Mikkelsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe, Thomas Bo Larsen
Zentropa, Samuel Goldwyn Films

The importance and place of having purpose and meaning in life. Such meaning and purpose, as desired by God impacts the lives of others as well as self and can come through vocation as well as avocation. 

Purpose and meaning are especially important when one’s life, plans, and hopes, fail to live up to one’s expectations.

Purpose, meaning, and passions are often discovered after intensional examinations of one’s interest, skills, and needs of others. Such can also change over time.

Living out of one’s meaning and purpose bring joy and pleasure to God.   

Scripture Reference: Jesus recognizes the offering of the poor widow. (Mark 12:41, Luke 21:1)

Film Reference: Chariots of Fire

About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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