Ignatius Press Podcast

Can Anything Good Come Out of Hollywood? An interview with Douglas Beaumont

June 6, 2022

Violence, nudity, bad language. These elements are often enough for Catholic viewers to dismiss movies and their potential impact entirely. But is it possible for people of faith to watch, enjoy, and critique the latest Hollywood offerings—without losing their souls? Douglas Beaumont thinks so, and explains why and how in his book, “The Message Behind the Movie, Reboot: Engaging Film without Disengaging Faith” (https://bit.ly/3xaWU37). In this episode, Beaumont talks with Carl E. Olson, editor of Catholic World Report, about the book, as well as how their mutual experience of converting to Catholicism from Evangelical Protestantism shaped how they watch and enjoy movies today.

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