“Kids. What’s the matter with kids today?” and yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before… you get the idea.
This week on the Reel Spirituality Podcast, we consider adolescents and the stresses facing them in the bygone eras of the 80s and 50s thanks to a little cinematic time travel courtesy of Back to the Future and The 400 Blows.
Do either mid-80s, American blockbusters or French New Wave classics have anything to teach us about what its like to be a kid in today’s world? Or is the larger story surrounding each films’ production perhaps more telling than the movies themselves? Tune into this week’s episode to find out.
Next week’s episode, in honor of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, we will consider Christian political engagement through the dual lenses of Footloose and A Man For All Seasons. Which movie will we vote for in our two-party cinematic system? Or will we opt for a yet unheard of third party candidate?
As always, we invite you to watch ahead and listen in as we try to figure out whom to vote for or if we ought to be voting at all.