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The Justice Film Festival

Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

November 13-16, 2019


$15 each screening

$40 for a Festival Pass for all screenings

The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. The seventh annual Justice Film Festival will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 13-16, 2019  As always, this year’s event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice.

Please note: Screening times and films subject to change.

Tickets: $15 for each screening or $40 for all screenings with a Festival Pass

Wednesday, November 13 @ 6pm

Dark Waters

Screening at:

Angelika Film Center
18 W. Houston St

Thursday, November 14 @ 7pm

First Reformed 
with Writer/Director Paul Schrader

Loreto Theater

Friday, November 15 @ 1pm

The Pursuit
Studio Theater

In The Pursuit, professional musician turned intrepid economist, Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.

Grades 9-12 and up

Friday, November 15 @ 3pm

Skid Row Marathon 

Loreto Theater

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.’s notorious Skid Row. The club’s members, comprised of homeless drug addicts, a recovering single mom, and a paroled murderer, consider themselves among those least likely to succeed. As they train together to run in international marathons, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn, they learn to dream big as they are re-acquainted with their own dignity.

Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity.

Friday, November 15 @ 7pm


Loreto Theater

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., longtime president of Notre Dame, was a formidable Catholic leader at a tumultuous time in our nation’s history. This documentary explores his role in advancing the causes of peace and equal rights for all people alongside 20th century giants.

Saturday, November 16 @ 1pm

Shorts Program

Loreto Theater

Join us for powerful short films that examine timely moral issues and represent diverse cinematic voices related by shared affirmations of the dignity of every human person, through a lens of conscience and compassion.


Lost and Found
For While
Turn It Around
Restored: Stories of Encounter
Ashes to Ashes (New York Premiere)
This Is My Home (New York Premiere)
He’s Still Fast
Hard to Place


Saturday, November 16 @ 7pm

Free Burma Rangers

Loreto Theater

 World Premiere

Free Burma Rangers is a documentary film about a family who risks everything to bring hope to the front lines of war.  It’s the incredible 20-year story of David and Karen Eubank and their mission to free the oppressed. 

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