“From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.” -Pope John Paul II
Hello ya’ll! Many blessings and greetings from the JP2 crew! Hopefully, for our fellow Catholics, you and your families are already preparing for our beautiful upcoming advent season. As for my brother’s and sister’s of different faiths, I pray that you all are getting ready for this incredible season full of unity, culture and celebration.
If you noticed, I began my entry with a wonderful quote by the late John Paul II. I felt that in many ways, it is the theme for the upcoming events for this season and for this festival. We forget to realize what a difference we make when we participate in events like this festival to save and unify our human race. Personally, I’d like to thank you all for stepping up or supporting us because without you, this movement would not be able to live out this quote.
Our 2nd year is four months away and practically right around the corner, so don’t forget to note it on your calendars, February 17-28, 2011. Volunteers are still welcome and needed. Interested? Check it out: http://jp2filmfestival.com/get_involved/volunteer.html
IN OTHER EXCITING NEWS! We have two HUGE events coming up in December to help fund and create awareness for our 2nd year. Do to popular demand the festival will bring back both award winning films The Mighty Macs, December 3rd, 2010 and The Human Experience, December 17th, 2010. Both events will be held at the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus RBD1100 at 8pm.
Just in case you need a little brain shower to re-fresh your memory, The Mighty Macs is a 2009 film based off the true story of Cathy Rush a former 1970’s basketball coach at Immaculata College (a small, all-girls catholic university.) Though the school is suffering financially and her team misses core essentials such as a gym and uniforms, Rush finds the courage to steer the girls to their first annual Championship.
The Human Experience is a 2008 documentary about a band of brothers who travel around the world in search for answers to burning questions: who am I? Who is man? And why do we search for meaning? From being Homeless on the streets of New York City, visiting Orphans and disabled children in Peru, to the forgotten lepers in Africa, these boys tell the incredible story of how they were awakened by real life encounters that showed them the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit.
Remember to set the date and purchase tickets on our website!!! We truly cannot wait to see you all there!
When: The Might Macs-December 3rd, 2010
The Human Experience-December 17th, 2010
Where: FIU Modesto Maidique Campus RBD1100 at 8pm SHARP!
Take care! Hope to see you there! Blessings!