‘Mass’ film screening and panel discussion at Belcourt Nov. 13; free tickets available

Vanderbilt’s Narrative 4 team is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to present a film screening and panel discussion about the power of storytelling, empathy and reconciliation on Saturday, Nov. 13.

A screening of the film Mass will begin at 5:45 p.m. Film description: Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’ writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face to face with the ones who have been left behind.

The post-screening panel will feature Samar Ali, founding president and CEO of Millions of Conversations, research professor of political science and law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy; Krista Knight, Vanderbilt writer in residence in theatre and cinema and media arts; and the Rev. Gretchen Person, Project Dialogue: Narrative 4 at Vanderbilt.

As a part of Vanderbilt’s collaboration with the Belcourt, 25 free tickets are being offered to VU students, faculty and staff for the event. Anyone interested in attending should sign up here for a free ticket. When you arrive at the Belcourt, provide your name at the box office to claim your ticket.

The remaining seats will be open to the general public and are available for purchase on the Belcourt website.