Pope Francis: A Man of His Word


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 13, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:96 minutes
Production Country:Switzerland/Vatican City, Italy
Original Language:Italian, Spanish, German, English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Wim Wenders


Hope is a universal message.

For the first time in history, experience an intimate conversation with the Pope about how to make a better world.

Wim Wenders’ new documentary “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.

From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace.

Wenders — the maker of “Wings of Desire” and documentaries such as “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Pina” — was given unprecedented access to Pope Francis over a two-year period for “A Man of His Word.” The film revolves around a long dialogue with the pontiff, who answers questions about the chief global challenges facing the world today.

“I really hope that the film speaks to all sorts of Christians and non-Christians,” Wenders says.

“Working with the pope,” he added, "filled me with hope that religion could be taken more seriously again in many parts of the world as something open and as something helping humanity forward."