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Screenings of two films with message planned

November 7, 2013


Nov. 07--Two movies with a message will be shown at local venues in the next week:

-- At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will sponsor a showing of the new film epic "Mary of Nazareth" at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The film, which is part of the diocese's Year of Faith activities, depicts the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.

The film has received praise for its cinematography, acting and storytelling, a diocesan news release said.

Movie running time is 2 hours, 32 minutes. It is rated PG for some violent scenes.

Tickets are $8 and are available at the Embassy Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, and 1-800-745-3000.

-- At 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Fort Wayne branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a showing of "The Invisible War," a documentary about the problem of rape of women serving in the U.S. military.

The screening will take place in the auditorium at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Admission is free.

Twenty percent of all active-duty women in the U.S. military have been sexually assaulted, a news release said.

The film focuses on sexual assault victims, the military's response and victims' efforts to seek justice and rebuild their lives, the news release said.


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