Faith and Film: A Conversation With Martin Scorsese

“Where do I go to find the meaning of existence and the meaning of life? For me, it’s Christianity. That’s the real saving grace of our world, of our species really. What is it? What do we have to do to make Christianity real and realize it? How do we behave?”

—Martin Scorsese, Academy Award-winning director, at Fuller Seminary’s screening of his new film Silence, a story of Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.

The full discussion with Scorsese captures his candid reflections on spirituality drawn from his life and work. While many question how the director of Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed could make a spiritual film, Scorsese demonstrated how even learning the emptiness of hedonism or violence helped guide him to a Christian ethic expressed in Silence.

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