From Close Encounters of the Third Kind to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to Always, the characters in the films of Steven Spielberg are often looking upward, seeking transcendence of some kind. What might this reveal about the human search for spiritual transcendence - of the Christian kind in particular?
This video essay was made for the Think Christian Movie Club, quarterly online gatherings of faithful film fanatics. On Oct. 22, 2022, at 2 pm Central, Josh Larsen will lead a discussion on "Transcendent Spielberg." To join the TC Movie Club and receive an invite and meeting link - or if you're coming to this video late and want to be part of future Movie Club offerings - sign up here.