Restless Heart Austin and John Paul II Life Center have partnered together to bring you two days of screenings of a wonderful, new full-length movie, Mary of Nazareth. The endorsements of this movie give a wonderful portrayal of the movie and its content. If you are in the Austin area and would like to attend, the movie will be shown various times throughout the day at the Marchesa Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th. Visit Restless Heart’s website to order your tickets or purchase your tickets in person.
Marian expert, Fr. Donald Calloway had this to say – “’Mary of Nazareth’ offers the best presentation of Our Lady I have ever seen. It is an absolute theological and Mariological masterpiece! It will make you want to love her more than ever. Without a doubt, this is the most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film!”
MARY OF NAZARETH is an epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus.
This full-length feature film about the life of Our Lady, shot in English in High Definition, was filmed in Europe in very authentic locales with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score . Actress Alissa Jung gives a beautiful, compelling and inspired portrayal of Mary. Pope Benedict XVI had the opportunity to screen this film in the Apostolic Palace, and was touched by the portrayal of Mary so movingly revealed on film.
The film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. This movie underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection.
Directed by acclaimed European film director Giacomo Campiotti (BAKHITA, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, ST. GIUSEPPE MOSCATI) and written by Francesco Arlanch (RESTLESS HEART, PIUS XII, POPE JOHN PAUL II), in addition to the luminous performance by Jung, the film provides inspiring portrayals of all the main roles, including Andreas Pietschmann as Jesus, Luca Marinelli as Joseph, Paz Vega as Mary Magdalene and Antonia Liskova as Herodias. The original music score was written by Guy Farley.
I’ve included a couple of film clips to whet your appetite.