PBS Premiers New Movie on Faith

RIVERSIDE- SACRED, a movie that explores faith as a primary human experience, will have its national PBS telecast on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 10:00 PM on Channel Thirteen (WNET). St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside’s parishioner Bill Baker served as the film’s executive producer. It has been seen in theaters around the world and has won many awards including the Gabriel Award for “Best Religious Film of the Year.”

SACRED is a sweeping global documentary filmed by 40 filmmakers in 25 countries celebrating the world’s religious diversity and liturgies. This exceptional film demonstrates how most people on earth need faith. SACRED is directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon with music by Juilliard composer Edward Bilous. SACRED embarks on a global journey of spirituality, tracing religious ritual at birth, adolescence, marriage, death and other key moments of human life. The film will be available to stream the following day at and on PBS apps.

Sacred has screened at numerous festivals across six continents, including DOC NYC, Frozen River Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Montclair Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Spirit Film Festival, and Tokyo International Film Festival. It was also shown at the RiverRun International Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.

Sacred is a WLIW LLC production for WNET in co-production with Japan’s WOWOW. Thomas Lennon is director and producer. Jessica Wolfson is co-producer. Julie Anderson and William F. Baker are executive producers. Stephen Segaller is executive in charge. Maeve O’Boyle is supervising editor. Nick August-Perna and Maeve O’Boyle are editors. Music is by Edward Bilous.

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