• What is art in film?
  • Why should one expose oneself to artistically worthy films?
  • How is it possible for an atheist to make a better film with religious topic than a christian?

In one episode of Pints with Aquinas podcast, Dominican monk Fr. Gregory Pine discusses the reason of distraction of our attention from contemplation of God and deprivation of our calmness and self-improvement, caused by modern pop music and film production. Recent movies and TV series mostly aim at our lower instincts and passions instead of showing us Truth, Good and Beauty. Which movies are not appropriate for Christians? And what kind of art is valuable? The authors of the newest volume of Verbum journal – cameraman Timotej Križka, screenwriter Martin Leidenfrost and film director Slavomír Zrebný, will speak about the examples of high-quality art representing Christian values.

Timotej Križka

Timotej Križka

Timotej Križka je filmár a fotograf. Jeho základnou témou je hľadanie ľudskej identity v konotácii s vnútornou slobodou. Vo filmovej tvorbe má za sebou množstvo filmov a obrazových esejí. Jeho najvýznamnejším dielom je projekt o ľudskej slobode zvaný Pokojní v nepokoji, kde mapuje príbehy politických väzňov pre dnešného človeka, v ktorých sa snaží ukázať, ako byť naozaj slobodný a nezávislý od vonkajších okolností.

Martin Leidenfrost

Martin Leidenfrost

Oceňovaný rakúsky novinár (nar. 1972) píšuci pre denníky Štandard a Postoj a revue Imulz. V minulosti prispieval sj do rakúskeho denníka Die Presse, ten s ním však ukončil spoluprácu po jeho ostrej kritike viedenského Pridu. V minulosti žil viac rokov na Slovensku. Jeho texty sa okrem iného vyznačujú brilantnými porovnaniami života v rôznych európskych krajinách.

Slavo Zrebný

Slavomír Zrebný

Slavomír Zrebný comes from Hlboké nad Váhom. He studied economics at Masaryk University in Brno, graduated from the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha and studied Film and Television Directing at the Vysoká škola muzických umení in Bratislava. For several years he worked at Ústav pamäti národa, where he filmed testimonies of political prisoners all over Slovakia, made documentaries and was the director of the Freedom Festival. He is currently working as a director on several RTVS television programmes, making documentaries and feature films. He is a member of the Sant'Egidio Community.

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Štefan Chrappa

Štefan Chrappa (Pišta Vandal) is a host, author, publisher, and musician. Together with Jaroslav Daniška and Juraj Šúst, he hosts broadcasts, such as Reflektor in Radio Devín, which comments culture, philosophy science, religion, and critical thinking in Slovakia and abroad. Together with Adela Banášová, he hosted TV series Najväčší Slovák in Television of Slovakia. He runs publishing house Limerick, plays, and sings in Čad and Vandali bands. He wrote multiple books.