Author Archives: revkennydickson

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.

Faithspotting “MASS”

This episode includes a indepth interview with Ann Dowd and director Fran Kranz. Follow link to listen to the episode and for notes. MASS opened in limited release on October 8th and will open in wide release on October 22nd. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Dead Poets Society”

Mike Hatch and I decided to review and spot faith elements in Dead Poets Society after two directors we recently interviewd, Edson Oda (Nine Days) and Stephen Chbosky (Dear Evan Hansen) listed it as one of the films that made … Continue reading

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Faithspotting Dear Evan Hansen

Follow link for Faithspotting website to listen to the episode and for faith notes. This episode includes an interview with director Stephen Chblosky regarding his purpose in making the film, and the message he hopes viewers, especially teens will hear … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Kenny and Mike review and discuss the faith elements in the film The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Included is an interview with director Michael Showalter. Click link for the episode link and faith notes. https://www.faithspotting.com/faithspotting-the-eyes-of-tammy-faye/

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Faithspotting Ted Lasso, The Queens Gambit, Mare of Easttown +Emmys Discussion

Kenny and Mike discuss their favorite television programs that are up for Emmy Awards.  While there is some discussion of the awards the sheer number of categories and programs makes it much more challenging to cover than the Academy Awards. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Val”

Faithspotting hosts Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the documentary film Val, and spot reflections of faith presented int the auto-biographical film of Val Kilmer. The film uses some of the over 1000 hours of video tape Val had shot … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “The Summer of Soul”

Kenny and Mike discuss the Hulu film Summer of Soul and spot faith elements presented in the documentary of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Summer of Soul is a documentary of the Harlem Cultural Festival held over 6 weekends at Mount Morris … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Nine Days” Podcast

Follow link to listen to the epiode https://www.faithspotting.com/faithspotting-nine-days/ Faith Issues Spotted: The film presents a foundational and stark choice among people of faith, to live through the struggles and darkness of life with Paul’s “Rejoice in the Lord Always” spirit … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “In The Heights”

The latest episode from The Faithspotting Podcast. Mike Hatch and I had a lot of fun both watching the film and recording the episode. It is a fun film to watch, especially if you can see it in a theater. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Echo in the Canyon Pt. 1”

Check out the newest episode of Faithspotting as Guest Eric Folkerth, a United Methodist pastor and singer songwriter joins Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch to discuss the Netflix Documentary Echo in the Canyon. In Part 1 we discuss the film … Continue reading

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