Film An Encounter with Simone Weil to Have N.C. Premiere at Guilford Feb. 14
Guilford College will be holding the North Carolina premiere of Julia Haslett’s film An Encounter with Simone Weil at 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium in the Frank Family Science Center.
The screening will be followed by a discussion and conversation with Haslett. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Parveen Hasanali at 316-2215, or email email@example.com.
The film follows the life of French philosopher, activist and mystic Simone Weil (1909-1943), who spent most of her too-short life advocating for the rights of the socially and politically disadvantaged. On her quest to understand Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility and takes viewers on a journey into the heart of what it means to be a compassionate human being.
In July 2011, Michael Moore awarded the film his Special Founders Prize at the Traverse City Film Festival. The film was selected for the 2009 IFP Documentary Lab (NYC), and participated in IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries (2008 and 2009). The film speaks to a broad range of communities, including college students and young people, peace and justice activists, people of faith, and mental health patients and caregivers.