'Cowboy and Preacher' screening - Tuesday 12 June, 7pm

The Headmistress, Chaplain and Director of Music at St George's College are happy to invite you to a screening of the feature-length documentary “Cowboy and Preacher” in the Amanda Smith Theatre, at 7 pm on Tuesday 12 June (two days before its premiere at Dances with Films Film Festival in Hollywood). There will be a Q&A session at the screening and entry is free.

Award-winning director Will Fraser will be present in College to introduce his insightful, thought-provoking and visually beautiful film, the story of Tri Robinson and his message of environmental responsibility and Christian stewardship. The score to this film was composed by the College’s own Director of Music, Richard Quesnel. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Below you can find a synopsis and trailer for the film.

Synopsis:

Fraser brings to the screen the life of Tri Robinson, an evangelical pastor in Idaho who is also a life-long environmentalist, who has battled throughout his life to try to get conservative Christians, many of whom do not take the environment seriously, to realize that being a conservative Christian and an environmentalist are not mutually exclusive. Most environmental films seem to be framed for a liberal audience – i.e. they preach to the converted. 

COWBOY AND PREACHER aims at the unconverted, while also offering liberals and non-Christians a fascinating portrayal of conservative evangelical life, values and mindset. This film is absolutely timely. Not only is the destruction of the environment probably the most important issue facing all people, but also many American politicians and voters are in denial about it. In the film we see the efforts Tri makes to create a green conservative church and unite this with his life as a rancher, all the while developing a Christian system of ideas that unites environmentalism with moral development and action.

5 June 2018

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