While conservatives own talk radio, liberals own documentaries and in Irvine, we’re fortunate to have theater owners recognize there is an audience for this medium.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
For the tolerance crowd, Irvine has some wonderful options for seeing thought provoking documentaries.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â IN Woodbridge, the Edwards Westpark 8 has joined the University Cinema in showing documentaries, independent films and international films.Ã‚Â Today, at the Westpark 8, you can see theÃ‚Â documentary, “FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.” ShowtimesÃ‚Â Sunday through Thursday at 12:50, 3:30, 7:10 and 9:30.Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, Dan Karslake’sÃ‚Â documentary reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church- sanctioned anti-gay bias is based on, what he says, isÃ‚Â a significant misinterpretation of the Bible.
Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson — we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech.
Since my wife is way out of town on business until Thanksgiving, I hope readers will chime in with their thoughts on this documentary; perhaps it will be released on DVD.