Charles talks with Jeanne Creel, former Film Studies lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso, about the ABC's annual Easter tradition of screening Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic, "The Ten Commandments." They'll talk about why certain movies hold sway only during certain times of the year, and, though it's considered a timeless classic, how "The Ten Commandments" could be considered a metaphor for the Cold War. Even to this day, Old Testament films ("Noah," "Exodus") reflect the social concerns of the day.
The Ten Commandments screens Sat. March 26 on ABC.
Charles and Jeanne also recommend the following spiritually-inspired films:
Babette's Feast (1987) / The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) / Philomena (2013) / The King of Kings (1927) / Ben Hur(1959) / Saving Grace (2000) / Noah (2014) / Exodus:Gods and Kings (2014)
More recommendations can be found at http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/
Aired March 26, 2016 (originally aired April 4, 2015)