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Still shot from the movie: Lilies Of The Field (1963).

Lilies Of The Field (1963)

When an out of work Baptist carpenter meets up with a group of needy Catholic nuns, the result is a powerful movie, overflowing with insight and humor that transcends religious denomination. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 05 Jul 1963
Video Release: 05 Mar 2001
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

A well-written story will provide logical motivations for each character on the screen. Can you identify them in this film? (ie: Why does Homer stay? What drives Maria to keep doing what she does?)

Look for subtleties within the script that allow us to learn more about each character. For instance, what do we learn about the owner of the construction company when he donates poor quality bricks? What do we know about the people who donate the chandelier? What type of person is Juan, the owner of the restaurant?

Most movies have a clearly cut protagonist and antagonist. Who is the “good guy” in this film? Who is the “bad guy”? Is it difficult to identify anyone as good or bad? How does the writer hold your interest without resorting to these usual techniques?

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