Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Lion and the Penguin will win awards together ..., a huge multi-faith informational clearinghouse on the Web, hopped on the Academy Awards bandwagon and handed out its Beliefnet Film Awards. The big winners: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "March of the Penguins."

Both movies figured prominently in a story I wrote this year about spiritual films, and "Narnia" wound up being a blockbuster. Colorado Springs particularly loved this adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic children's story/Christian allegory, with large numbers of Springsians flocking to the film long after it dropped off the national radar.

Narnia fans shook their collective fist when the movie was snubbed by the Academy Awards (though it may have gotten some sort of acknowledgement for "best talking beavers"), so they can take solice in this award.

As for "March," well, what can you say? It's a movie that evolutionists and creationists can both point to and say "see? I told you so."


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