Come celebrate the closing of the fifth annual JP2IFF with our Reel Rose Awards! Meet & greet filmmakers, panelists, and other film aficionados. Compare and discuss your Festival favorites over wine, hors d'euvres and a glass of bubbly and witness our 2015 Award Ceremony where we honor the best o...
Saturday, October 17 2015 8:30 PM — 10:00 PM
Jacob’s family worries about Farrokh, the son of the family. Farrokh left Iran to continue his studies but he has not been in touch with his family for a long time. Jacob travels to Sweden to look for his son… (Watch the Trailer) Director: Yaser Talebi **A ticket purchased to this film will au...
Saturday, October 17 2015 7:00 PM — 8:45 PM
Driven by his singular conviction of a “United American Continent” under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, John Paul II’s papal travels from Argentina to Alaska generated massive crowds, shaped an entire generation and ultimately changed the course of history. Narrated by Andy Garcia. (Wat...
Saturday, October 17 2015 3:15 PM — 4:45 PM
“Media Apostle” is the story of a priest who loved our media world. Blessed Father James Alberione (1884-1971) was kicked out of the seminary as a young man for excessive media use, but turned his life around and went on to found a worldwide Catholic media empire and the Pauline Family. Fr. Alber...
Saturday, October 17 2015 12:15 PM — 1:45 PM
A young illegal street racer has his life turned upside down when he is involved in a near fatal accident which leaves him partially paralyzed from the waist down. He then has to learn to walk, trust, love and somehow race again. (Watch the Trailer) Director: Joseph Quinn Simpkins *30 MINUTE P...
Friday, October 16 2015 8:30 PM — 10:30 PM
Here are three intimate and candid portraits of Catholics who try to navigate the waters of self-understanding, faith, and homosexuality: Dan, a gregarious artist who spent his life hiding a deep sense of isolation from those who loved him; Rilene, a successful businesswoman who realized that twe...
Thursday, October 15 2015 9:00 PM — 10:30 PM
Kane Madison is an architect working in Los Angeles while his doppelganger-like spirit, an eighteenth century Ronin, wanders a parallel netherworld of masked demons and Japanese swordsmen. When tragedy strikes, Kane embarks on a journey of faith which prompts the Ronin to seek out his true master...
Thursday, October 15 2015 8:30 PM — 10:30 PM
A documentary film about Chen Si, an man who has saved over 300 people who have tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge in China. (Watch the Trailer) Directors: Jordon Horowitz & Frank Ferendo *30 MINUTE PANEL DISCUSSION TO IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW FILM
Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:00 PM — 9:40 PM
Physician and genetics researcher, Jerome Lejeune, acquired an international reputation when he discovered Trisomy 21, the cause of Down Syndrome, in 1958. In 1969, the meteoric rise of this young French scientist will be be stopped in a flash. While receiving the highest award in genetics, he de...
Sunday, October 11 2015 5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Full of Grace is the first feature film in a series that is re-envisioning faith in the first century. It follows Mary of Nazareth in her last earthly days as she helps the fractious early Church regain their original encounter with The Lord. (Watch the Trailer) Director: Andrew Hyatt *30 MINU...
Sunday, October 11 2015 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM