Posted on June 2, 2016
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A photo of “Simon Birch”, which will be screened at the Granada Theater on June 13th. (Courtesy photo)
The 2015-16 film series “Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” will end at 7 pm on Monday, June 13, with a screening of Simon Birch, a heartwarming story about a journey of friendship and faith.
Members of the public can experience Simon Birch’s story like never before on the Granada Theatre’s state-of-the-art 4k digital cinema system.
Loosely based on John Irving’s novel, titled A prayer for Owen Meany, the film is about a boy with a debilitating birth defect who has faith, hope and a lasting sense of his own destiny.
Simon eclipses his city’s “normal” people in stature, yet challenges their superficial religious activities and beliefs.
When they try to silence him and force him to accept the patterns of their own disbelief, he stubbornly clings to his own faith in God and his fate to one day become a hero.
“Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” features films that touch the soul and teach how to live life with compassion and grace.
Inspired by the syndicated film column “Cinema In Focus”, each of the “Movies that Matter” screenings offer the unique experience of engaging in conversation with special guests in The grenade Theaterbeautiful surroundings.
Ticket prices range from $ 10 to $ 20 and are available in line or via the Granada Theater ticket office by calling 805.899.2222. Film dates and titles are subject to change.
– Carrie Cooper is a publicist representing Granada Theater.