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December 16, 2010

The Calling is now available via iTunes. You can watch a preview of The Calling and order the series for $5.99. Please rate & review, so that more people hear about The Calling. Thank you!! Like DVDs instead? DVDs of The Calling are also now available for $29.99 via shopPBS.org. Enjoy!



December 15, 2010

Attend a free Community Cinema screening of The Calling at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater this Saturday, Dec 18 from 2:00-4:30 pm. Includes a 75 min screening of the four-hour film and a panel with guests from One Chicago, One Nation and The Community Renewal Society, moderated by Hind Makki of Interfaith Youth Core. The event is presented by The Public Square, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, ITVS, and WTTW Channel 11. More info here. Address: Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.



December 14, 2010
Beginning at 7pm tonight, attend a free screening of The Calling tonight at KCET's Studios in Los Angeles. After the screening, enjoy a conversation with some of The Calling's filmmakers and community activists from around L.A. Among the filmmakers present will be one of The Calling's four Directors, Alicia Dwyer, along with Sound Recordist Jesse Dwyer and Cinematographers Michael Dwyer and Tamara Goldsworthy. More info here. Address: KCET Studios, 4401 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90027.


December 14, 2010
Attend a free and public screening of The Calling at St. Paul Seminary Auditorium, 2900 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh. Hosted by Christian Associates and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the viewing of this 75 minute version of the four hour documentary will be held on Thursday, Dec 16, beginning at 1:00 pm. After viewing The Calling, a panel of local religious leaders involved in guiding men and women preparing to become clergy or pursuing religious vocation will react to the documentary. The panel will be moderated by Carol Lytch, Assistant Executive Director of ATS. Panelists include: The Very Rev. Dennis Yurochko, Rector, St. Paul Roman Catholic Seminary; Rev. Douglas Portz, Associate Pastor to Large and Medium Congregations, The Pittsburgh Presbytery; Rev. Sandra Kessinger, Assistant to the Bishop, Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA; and Rabbi Mike Werbow, Beth Shalom Congregation, Squirrel Hill. Address: St. Paul Seminary Auditorium, 2900 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.


December 14, 2010

Attend a screening of The Calling this Thursday, December 16th at the Norwich Community Cinema. Doors Open at 6pm; film begins at 6:30pm. Campus of the Norwich Free Academy, in the Sidney E. Frank Center of Visual & Performing Arts, NFA. Admission is complimentary; donations are accepted. During this special screening in conjunction with PBS's Independent Lens and ITVS's Community Cinema, we are happy to announce the film will be followed with discussion led by Chaplain Bilal Ansari, who is featured in the film, as well as Reverend Cal Lord of the First Baptist Church. For more info, please see Norwich Community Cinema's event page for the screening. Please note that the screening is taking place at the Sidney E. Frank Center of Visual & Performing Arts, located on the Easternmost side of Norwich's campus on Joseph Perkins Road. It is set to the rear of the campus beyond the end of the athletic field.



December 08, 2010
On Dec. 20th and 21st, The Calling will broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens. And where will you be? Watching with us, of course! Join the What’s Your Calling? campaign for two nights to watch this groundbreaking documentary series, and add your voice to the conversation. Using our  broadcast party guide , we invite you to make it an interactive event for you and your friends, both those at home and around the country! The broadcast guide includes basic tips for your party, suggested activities and discussion questions to get the conversation started!

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December 06, 2010

Over 2000 people from 56 countries tuned in to  PBS's Independent Lens on livestream of Kindling Group shares a special 30 minute cut of The Calling at The Art Institute of Chicago. Directly after the screening, all seven characters from the film will participate in a panel, moderated by Cathleen Falsani. Check out the screening and the panel here on Thursday night, and share your comments to Facebook on the upper right hand side of the page. Click here for additional information from ITVS.

Thursday night's event is hosted by The Art Institute of Chicago in conjunction with their groundbreaking installation of Jitish Kallat's Public Notice 3 - a trenchant commentary on the evolution, or devolution, of religious tolerance across the 20th and 21st centuries. Event partners include Kindling Group and WTTW11. The Calling will air nationally over two consecutive nights and in two parts on Dec 20 & Dec 21 on PBS's Independent Lens from 9-11 pm PST & EST and 8-10 pm CST. For more information, click here.




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