Mormonism and the Movies

LDS Theology, Culture, and History in Dialogue with Film

General Contents:


I. overview

An explanation of what to expect from this volume and an argument for why it matters.

Featuring a preface and introduction by Chris Wei.

II. ON ADAPTATION AND VARIATION

Essays about specific doctrines and how films have explored those topics.

Featuring work from Preston Wittwer, Preston Petersen, and Chris Wei.

III. On STORYTELLERS AND SEERS

Essays focusing on the spiritual and narrative power of artists, writers, actors, and directors.

Featuring work from Barrett Burgin, Karli Hall, Conor Hilton, and Jordan Kartchner.


IV. AUDIENCESHIP, AGENCY, and ETHICS

Essays about the ways in which Mormon culture can or should affect the way that we watch, interpret, and discuss films.

Featuring work by Chris Wei, Brooke Parker, Nigel Goodwin, Derrick Clements, and Scott Parker.

V. CLOSE EXAMINATION

Essays about specific films and their theological ramifications.

Featuring work by Brooke Parker, Chris Wei, Davey Morrison Dillard, and Adam S. Miller.

VI. THE POWER OF STORIES

Essays exploring types of stories and their implications in our spiritual and social lives.

Featuring work by Chris Wei, Jordan Kartchner, and Reyna Mustard.

© 2017 Christopher M. Wei -- All Rights Reserved.