Gents (and those who pass messages on to them),
I’m writing to invite you (and any friends or family over the age of 15 years) to watch a powerful and acclaimed movie: Hacksaw Ridge.
On Friday 16th June
in the Small Hall.
Christ Church Orpington.
It is about the true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa (Okinawa is a Japanese island) in April 1945, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge.
The BBFC state it contains 'strong bloody violence, gory injury detail’ so be warned.
It should be a powerful account of how we live out our Christian values in ‘the face of fire’. As such, I commend it to you.
The movie is 2 hours and 19 minutes, so I propose we start at 7.30pm. Then from 9.50pm onwards, if you want, we can talk about our responses to it.
If your friends and family like movies, do use this as an opportunity to invite them along. We have pretty good facilities for showing movies so, it should be a good experience.
I will put the drinks and snacks at the back of the small hall so people can help themselves during the film.
If you’d like to see the trailer it can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2-1hz1juBI
As always, RSVP helps me to cater for the right numbers.