Film screening: A Question of Habit: Images of Women Religious in U.S. Popular Culture
Bren Murphy, the film's director, producer, and writer
Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this film examines depictions of Catholic nuns and sisters in contemporary U.S. culture and contrasts these popular images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current. More than thirty women religious, cultural critics, historians, and artists were interviewed, including Sr. Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide), and Robert Orsi (Madonna of 115th Street). The winner of four prestigious awards, this film has been screened throughout the United States and Europe and been aired by PBS. Running time is 57 min. A discussion will follow the film.