On Screen: Of Gods and Men

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Is your Christian vocation strong enough to stand firm by your neighbor in any circumstance? Such is the question debated by eight French monks committed to serving a remote Algerian village caught between Islamic terrorists and corrupt government forces. Based on a true story, the film treats the brothers’ faith with great respect through beautiful images of worship and community. At the same time, the superb cast raises profound questions about the nature of love, leadership, and courage in the face of thoughtless violence. In French with English subtitles, rated PG-13. (Sony Classics)

About the Author

Otto Selles teaches French at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., and attends Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.