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    College Movie Program

    A Higher Purpose

    Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with friends watching and talking about great films. Hosting these screenings of thees thought-provoking films offers a chance for discussion of their themes and the implications they present for living a virtuous life.

    Overview

    The College Movie Program is designed to introduce students to quality films that generate engaging conversation. During a screening, the council (and guests) not only watch a film, but also talk about the movie’s content, , its historical background and connections to present day. Study guides (print and online are available to aid these discussions. Each guide offers a historical perspective on the era portrayed in the film, explains important characters and explores relevant background information. Additionally, memorable quotes and "Thoughts for Discussion" are included.

    Program Requirements

    To meet program requirements, councils should hold at minimum two to four movie nights through the academic year.

    Action Steps Resources

    ACTION STEPS

    1. Working with your chaplain and get his input on conducting the College Movie Program.
    2. Make sure film viewings are approved by your chaplain and campus student activities office.
    3. Secure a location with a large space so that more than just the council or campus Catholic community can attend.
    4. Pick the film that will be viewed! Go through the proper procedures to acquire the screening rights for the film. Contact your student activities office to learn more about procedures on your campus.
    5. Order enough copies of the film study guide for attendees and other items, through Supplies Online and at no cost by the council grand knight and financial secretary. Get a copy of the film to be shown.
    6.  Offer refreshments and snacks..
    7. Promote the movie nights in your council and larger community
      • Post dates, titles, times and locations on your council website / social media pages
      • Place promotional posters (which can be ordered through Supplies Online and at no cost by the council grand knight and financial secretary around campus and the community
      • Ask your chaplain and pastor to make a pulpit announcement about the event.
      • Take out a notice in your parish bulletin and college paper.
    8. Use your moving screening and discussion as an opportunity to ask men to join the Knights. Wear Knights of Columbus-branded apparel and have the council membership director set up a table with brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards (#921A) and Online Membership ‘Why Join?’ Brochures (#10537)). Introduce the film prior to showing it. Using the introduction in the guide is a good place to start. Mention that the event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and briefly talk about what the council does, and welcome Catholic men to join.
    9. After the film, invite attendees to discuss it, starting with general impressions, and then move on to the items covered in the study guide. Invite observations that may be outside the materials covered in the guide. Depending on the size of the crowd, breaking up into smaller groups may be more effective than a single group discussion.
    10. Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the movie nights.
    11. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission and College Councils Department. Remember to retain copies for your council records.

    RESOURCES

    #10346 - A Man for All Seasons; Study Guide
    #10347 - Judgement at Nuremberg; Study Guide
    #10348 - On the Waterfront; Study Guide
    #10350 - We Were Soldiers; Study Guide
    #10468 - Henry V; Study Guide
    #10492 - Liberating a Continent; Study Guide
    #10559 - For Greater Glory; Study Guide
    #10745 - The Mission; Study Guide
    #10771 - Shane; Study Guide
    #10807 - Michael Collins; Study Guide
    #10808 - Katyń; Study Guide
    #10809 - Becket; Study Guide

    Action Steps

    ACTION STEPS

    1. Working with your chaplain and get his input on conducting the College Movie Program.
    2. Make sure film viewings are approved by your chaplain and campus student activities office.
    3. Secure a location with a large space so that more than just the council or campus Catholic community can attend.
    4. Pick the film that will be viewed! Go through the proper procedures to acquire the screening rights for the film. Contact your student activities office to learn more about procedures on your campus.
    5. Order enough copies of the film study guide for attendees and other items, through Supplies Online and at no cost by the council grand knight and financial secretary. Get a copy of the film to be shown.
    6.  Offer refreshments and snacks..
    7. Promote the movie nights in your council and larger community
      • Post dates, titles, times and locations on your council website / social media pages
      • Place promotional posters (which can be ordered through Supplies Online and at no cost by the council grand knight and financial secretary around campus and the community
      • Ask your chaplain and pastor to make a pulpit announcement about the event.
      • Take out a notice in your parish bulletin and college paper.
    8. Use your moving screening and discussion as an opportunity to ask men to join the Knights. Wear Knights of Columbus-branded apparel and have the council membership director set up a table with brochures and membership documents (including Prospect Cards (#921A) and Online Membership ‘Why Join?’ Brochures (#10537)). Introduce the film prior to showing it. Using the introduction in the guide is a good place to start. Mention that the event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and briefly talk about what the council does, and welcome Catholic men to join.
    9. After the film, invite attendees to discuss it, starting with general impressions, and then move on to the items covered in the study guide. Invite observations that may be outside the materials covered in the guide. Depending on the size of the crowd, breaking up into smaller groups may be more effective than a single group discussion.
    10. Enlist a fellow Knight or community member to photograph the movie nights.
    11. To gain credit for your program, complete the associated reporting forms and submit them to the Supreme Council Department of Fraternal Mission and College Councils Department. Remember to retain copies for your council records.

    Resources

    RESOURCES

    #10346 - A Man for All Seasons; Study Guide
    #10347 - Judgement at Nuremberg; Study Guide
    #10348 - On the Waterfront; Study Guide
    #10350 - We Were Soldiers; Study Guide
    #10468 - Henry V; Study Guide
    #10492 - Liberating a Continent; Study Guide
    #10559 - For Greater Glory; Study Guide
    #10745 - The Mission; Study Guide
    #10771 - Shane; Study Guide
    #10807 - Michael Collins; Study Guide
    #10808 - Katyń; Study Guide
    #10809 - Becket; Study Guide

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