An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr StoryMartin Doblmeier, Richard Crouter, Anthony Bateza, Lori Pearson, and Edmund N. Santurri Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Carleton College, Weitz Center for Creativity – Cinema (WCC161)
A special early screening of the new documentary An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story will be held on Sunday, February 19 at Carleton College. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
This new documentary film tells the dramatic story of one of the great American public intellectuals from the last century, Reinhold Niebuhr, and how he emerged as a voice of conscience during the defining eras in American history. It features interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, Cornel West and others. Actor Hal Holbrook reads for Reinhold Niebuhr. The film will air on PBS beginning in April 2017.
Martin Doblmeier, filmmaker, will talk about the making of this film. The panel will be moderated by Richard Crouter, professor emeritus at Carleton College, and will include Anthony Bateza, instructor of religion at St. Olaf College, Lori Pearson, professor of religion at Carleton College, and Edmund N. Santurri, director of The Institute and professor of religion at St. Olaf College.
The event is co-sponsored by St. Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community and Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy. Other co-sponsors are Carleton College’s American Studies Program, Religion Department and Arts @ Carleton.