The Great Movies: Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

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Registration for this event will be open from July 10, 2020 @ 9:00am to July 24, 2020 @ 7:00pm.

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Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

Against the turbulent backdrop of occupied France, a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and a beautiful, lonely young widow (Emmanuelle Riva) form a friendship. Barny, although a Marxist, is intrigued by the mysteries of religion. In confession, she meets the young priest Leon Morin and tries to provoke a reaction, but finds herself drawn in by the man. On the brink of conversion, Barny realizes she has fallen in love.

Not rated, 129 min. In French with English subtitles