How to Find 'Room'


Vine Street at the Movies will show the Oscar-nominated Room on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Showtime is 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall (rated R for language).

Nominated for four major Oscars, the story is told from the perspective of a 5-year-old boy who knows almost nothing of the world outside of a single room in which he and his mother are captives. Avoiding sensationalism, it is a study of a mother’s protective love amidst extreme difficulty and a knowing examination of how people deal with the aftermath of extreme events. Jim Carls hosts this free monthly offering!

Alissa Wilkinson (Christianity Today) says Room is “… one of the best films of the year … I was moved by this film in ways I rarely have been, and it's been difficult to explain why.”

Barry Hertz (The Globe and Mail) writes: “...a profound work of genuine emotional heft—two hours of hope surrounded by the worst conceit imaginable. Miracles, even in a place as dire as Room, do come true.”

Marjorie Baumgarten (Austin Chronicle) adds: “One of the most absorbing, thrilling and emotionally anguishing yet restorative movies I’ve seen.”