BCC Press returns with the second installment of their Essays in Mormon Studies series.
Mormonism and the Movies is a collection of scholarly essays about . . . well . . . film.
Nineteen scholarly essays to be exact.
Some do big controversial topics (violence in movies, “R”-Rated Movies and Morality, films for Mormon feminists), theological explorations (theosis in science fiction, Jesus in movies, redemption and damnation), and Mormon-y discussions of individual films (Kiki’s Delivery Service, Groundhog Day, Pan’s Labyrinth).
The contributors to the volume come from a variety of backgrounds, both inside the hallowed halls of academia and far away from it. Contributors include instructor Preston Wittwer, film scholar Chris Wei, filmmaker Barrett Burgin, actress Karli Hall, literature scholar Conor Hilton, writer/director/entrepreneur Jordan Kartchner, educator Brooke Parker, entertainment lawyer Nigel Goodwin, freelance journalist Derrick Clements, psychotherapist Scott Parker, independent film and theatre director Davey Morrison, humanities scholar Richelle Wilson, and theologian Adam S. Miller.
Find the Table of Contents and contributor biographies below.
BONUS: A FREE sample chapter of Brooke Parker’s, “My Mother’s Broomstick: Navigating a Faith Crisis with Kiki’s Delivery Service.”