Kresta in the Afternoon – January 21, 2011 – Hour 2

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    First Topic - A Survey of Exorcism In Movies

    The new supernatural horror film The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, is the latest in a long line of Hollywood films in the subgenre inaugurated by William Friedkin’s 1973 landmark film The Exorcist. Not that exorcism was unknown in movies prior to The Exorcist. But The Exorcist spotlighted the phenomenon of possession and deliverance in an unprecedented way. Catholic film critic Steven Greydanus is here to take us on a survey of exorcism in Hollywood.

    Second Topic – Reel Love Challenge

    College students around the U.S. are invited to test their film making skills in a contest to promote an authentic view of marriage and lasting commitment. The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, announced on Thursday its first annual “Reel Love Challenge,” which calls on students to submit 30 second videos answering the question “How is lifelong love possible?” Ruth Institute Founder Jennifer Roback Morse is here to discuss the contest.

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