8th-12th: Faith & Film: Discovering the Longing for Redemption in Great Movies

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Josh Vaughan
Teacher Email: josh.vaughan@cabcwaco.org

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $200 per year
payable in monthly installments of $25
Deposit: $25 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $0 (due at registration)
Digital Payment Address: Zelle at josh.vaughan@cabcwaco.org

Class Details

Class Time: 5th hour
Grades: 8th-12th
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: none
Estimated Homework Hours: less than 1
Required Materials or Books: 
Art and the Bible by Francis Shaeffer

Class Description

Students will learn to examine movies in light of a Christian worldview with particular attention to the role of redemption in the movies to be examined. Students will identify the movie maker’s use of storytelling and worldview by viewing movies, participating in class discussion, presenting to their classmates, and making their own short film.

Sample List of Movies:

  • Frozen, directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, rated PG
  • The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner, rated PG
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by the Russo Brothers, rated PG-13
  • It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Kapra, rated NR
  • The Shawshank Redemption, directed by Frank Darabont, rated R (Rated R for language and intense situations.)
  • The Greatest Showman, directed Michael Gracey, rated PG
  • Star Wars IV, directed George Lucas, rated PG
  • Dead Poet Society, directed by Peter Weir, rated PG-13
  • Bruce Almighty, directed by Tom Shadyac, rated PG-13
Josh Vaughan