'Agora'. A powerful feature film for Atheists

I have just got back from watching this film and it was incredible.

Quick Review

At last, a feature film from the atheist's viewpoint. This doesn't mean that it is biased. It's just willing to tell it as it was. It uses the contemporary records as its guide. And it makes for some powerful observations.

It does not shy away from the prejudice and inequality found in religion. It shows religion as a flawed, man-made system; each faith as bad as the other. It is cleverly written, strongly directed and powerfully acted.

Newsnight Review questioned who would be the target audience for this film.

"Anyone with a brain and a sense of humanity."

It's already on by DVD must-have list.

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Tags: Agora, Alexandria, Christianity, Film, Hypatia, Jews, Pagan

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Comment by Ally on April 29, 2010 at 2:28pm
If any other Canadian A/N menbers have seen it Please let me know!
It was screened at last years Toronto Int'l Film fest - not much use to me out in Alberta (a 4hour flight west!) Really anyone? Anyone?
Has Anyone outside of Spain seen this in a theatre???
Comment by Richard Francis on April 28, 2010 at 9:14am
LOL That's right Ally. We wouldn't want horrible facts and truths getting in the way of religious propaganda.!!!

I'm sorry, I had assumed that it was on general release everywhere. Silly me. I hope you all get to see it, it is so worth it. And I also hope that it's the start of things to come.

There are a couple of comedies out soon that are critical of religion. "The Infidel" and "Four Lions". The Infidel is more lightweight and middle of the road but Four Lions looks far more biting.

Here's to many more.
Comment by Ally on April 27, 2010 at 8:54pm
I've been waiting as well! It was released in Spain ages ago!!!!!
I'm sure it will only get limited release in Canada Too!
Because - Ohhh we couldn't have the Christians be the bad-guys -
historical accuracy be-damned!
Comment by Lindsey S. on April 27, 2010 at 4:41pm
Is the dvd available in the US? I can't seem to find a copy anywhere
Comment by Mihai on April 27, 2010 at 12:58am
Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't heard about the movie; isn't Hypatia the one Carl Sagan mentions in "Cosmos"? I'm downloading the movie right now from Stagevu (I don't expect it to be available where I live).
Comment by ryan cameron on April 26, 2010 at 6:07pm
Cant wait to see it...although such a tragic act of violence against reason by the early christians, burning the library at alexandria will no doubt be frustrating to watch.
Comment by George on April 26, 2010 at 5:10pm
I've been reading about this film for months, but never saw anything about a release date.
Comment by Jo Jerome on April 26, 2010 at 3:25pm
Will Netflix-it. Thanks!
Comment by Loren Miller on April 26, 2010 at 2:09pm
Watched the trailer and was intrigued. Read a few reviews, including a highly complimentary one from Christianity Today (please, don't vomit on your keyboards!) and my interest is even further engaged. Wondered why I hadn't heard about it and checked release dates - No date listed for the US!

All things considered ... should I really be surprised? Let's just hope they runs some DVDs in Region 1 for it!
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on April 26, 2010 at 1:58pm
Got to chk Netflix! Thanks for the heads up!

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