Please join us for another
Potluck & Movie Night @ Zen Desert Sangha
Friday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm potluck / 7:00 pm film
The film: Into Great Silence (Part I)
In this contemplative documentary from filmmaker Philip Gröning, the Grande Chartreuse monastery opens its doors to the public -- for the first time since being founded by St. Bruno in 1084 -- to offer an intimate look at a lifestyle rarely experienced by those outside the brotherhood.
Located in the remote regions of the French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is the top monastery of the Carthusian order. In this documentary, the lives of the pious monks are captured on film as director Groening adapts to their ascetic lifestyle for six months and captures their daily life without the intrusion of voice-over, musical score, interviews, or archival footage.
(Note: due to the 162-minute length of the film, we will be showing just the first half this evening.)