College Knights Movie Program
Our movie program for college Knights is designed to recommend quality films to engage your campus in thoughtful discussion. The supreme knight has handpicked these films and we have created a study guide to aid you in your post movie discussions. Each study guide includes an introduction that covers the era and society that is portrayed in the film, the main characters and any relevant historic background. In addition, memorable quotes from the film as well as “Thoughts for Discussion” are included to help facilitate your post-movie talks. We have also provided you with tips for running your movie night events.
List of Films
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A Man for All Seasons
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the king rejected the Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry.
Judgment at Nuremberg
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
We Were Soldiers
This film tells the story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides who fought it.
On the Waterfront
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
An adaptation of the Shakespeare play of the same name, this film is set during the Hundred Years' War as a young Henry V embarks on the conquest of France.
Liberating a Continent
A documentary that covers the important role John Paul II played in the fall of communism in central and eastern Europe.
For Greater Glory
In the 1920s, Mexican Catholics fought against an oppressive government regime for their right to freely practice their faith.
When gunmen try to force a community of homesteaders from their land, the soft-spoken stranger Shane becomes embroiled in a conflict and a community that he did not expect.
Running Your Movie Night
In planning for a film discussion evening, start by finding a spot on campus (ideally, a large space where more than just the council or Catholic community can join – these movie nights should be open events). Advertise your event on campus and especially invite all those involved in Catholic campus life to attend. The night of the event, have copies of the study guide available (you can print off the study guide from the PDFs above or order physical copies from the College Councils Department). Also, plan to have refreshments and snacks on hand.
Before showing the film, be sure to introduce it. Reading the intro on the study guide can be a great place to start. Also, remember to mention that this event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and briefly mention what the council does, inviting any Catholic men present to join you.
Following the film, invite attendees to discuss the film, starting with their general impressions, and then move on to some of the items covered in the study guide. Also, 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.