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The CSJ Center for Reconciliation & Justice invites you to this Justice and Spirituality on Screen discussion and screening of Soul, a 2020 animated feature film directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers.

Program and Panel
The CSJ Center's Justice and Spirituality on Screen series engages questions of faith and culture through the lens of modern cinema.  It is cosponsored by the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality and William H. Hannon Library. The 2022-2023 series theme echoes that of the CSJ Center's annual symposium, Faces of Justice: Deepening Encounters, Confronting the Struggles.

  • Darnise Martin, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of African American Studies and author of Beyond Christianity: African Americans in a New Thought Church
  • José García-Moreno, M.F.A., professor of Animation and director of the Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination
  • Christopher de Silva, D.Min., composer, minister and music director at LMU Chapel of the Sacred Heart
  • Michael McNaught (moderator), assistant director of the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality

To Attend (October 26)
This event is free and open to the public. Public guests are required to register in advance (click Register button). Preregistered guests will then check-in at the LMU Playa Vista Campus gallery. LMU students, faculty and staff will need a One Card to access the gallery. The film discussion and screening will begin at 7 p.m. 

For more information, contact Stefani Mejia at the CSJ Center at stefani.mejia@lmu.edu.

Getting to the campus. The Playa Vista Campus is located on the second floor and is accessible via Elevator Lobby 1 on the east side of the building, above Sweat Yoga. The pedestrian entrance is near the corner of S. Lake Center Drive and W. Waterfront Drive. Click here for campus directions and map

Parking. Paid parking is available at both campuses, subject to posted rates (we do not validate parking). Free street parking may be available around the Playa Vista Campus, but can be limited at peak times. A free shuttle service from the Westchester (Main) Campus is open to the public and is a convenient option for people commuting between campuses. Shuttle schedule is posted online.

Watch the Panel Online (October 28)
The panel discussion will stream on the Center's YouTube and Facebook pages on Friday afternoon, October 28, at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Participants are invited to post questions in the comments sections.

Soul is available on Disney +  and can also be rented on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and YouTube. For those in the LMU community, click here to view.

Q&A (November 2)
To accommodate both in-person and online participants, the panel Q&A will stream on the Center's YouTube and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 2, at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Panelists will answer questions submitted at the screening and online.

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