Pella Chronicle

September 24, 2012

St. Augustine of Hippo movie comes to Pella

The Chronicle

Pella — What: Restless Heart  the movie.

The first feature-length film on the life of St. Augustine of Hippo, one of Christendom’s most beloved figures.

WHEN: Tuesday,  October  23,  2012 at 7 p.m.

WHERE : Pella Opera House, Pella Iowa - - Filmed in Europe, Restless Heart is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa,

Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian Bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother, Monica, was worshipping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in Hippo in 430 AD, Bishop Augustine urged the Roman garrison to negotiate with the Vandal King Genseric, but they proudly refused. He passed up a chance to escape on a ship sent to rescue him by the Pope, and stayed by the side of his people. Christian Duguay directed the film, and the cast includes Franco Nero, Johannes Brandrup, Monica Guerritore and Alessandro Preziosi.

Proceeds goes to St. Mary's Church Pella - Building Fund

Tickets $6 at Mystical Rose Catholic Books 641-628-2558, Cammie's Place 641-628-1222, Lisa Blauw 641-628 9220 and/or Robin Nossaman 641-628-9986.