Restless Heart, the first-ever feature film on beloved St. Augustine of Hippo, is based on Augustineâ€™s landmark book, The Confessions. Filmed in Europe, the movie uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of St. Augustine in his own words!
Its message is as timely today as it was only a few generations after Jesus walked on Earth. It is the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass â€“ and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe.
You don’t want to miss Restless Heart!
Local readers:Â St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines is hosting two screenings of the movie thisÂ Sunday, November 11. Scroll on down for details.
Not-so-local readers:Â ClickÂ hereÂ to learn how to bring aÂ theatricalÂ screening to your area.Â
- Sunday, November 11th at 2pm and 7pm
- Free childcare during 2:00 pm showing
- Suggested Donation is $5 / ticket
- Popcorn and soda served
- Film is not rated. Parents, the movie is like a PG-13
- Tickets Sold After Masses at St. Augustin, or
- E-mail Reservations toÂ [email protected]
Watch the trailer!
Praise forÂ Restless Heart:
â€œWe hope that many who watch this inspiring human drama will allow themselves to be found by the Truth and in return also find Love.â€
Pope Benedict XVI
â€œRestless Heart offers a soul-stirring portrait of a great sinner who became one of the Churchâ€™s greatest saints. Based on St. Augustineâ€™s Confessions, itâ€™s a timeless conversion story for our age. Itâ€™s a testament to the power of Truth.â€
Tim Drake, National Catholic Register / EWTN
â€œThis film is what weâ€™ve been waiting for (always thought St. Augustine would make a good film)! Well done. Bravo!â€
Sr. Helena Burns, fsp, Daughters of St. Paul / Pauline Books and Media
â€œWatch Restless Heart. Get friends to watch it. Get your church to watch it. This is the kind of pop culture we should be supporting and encouraging.â€
Al Kresta, Nationally syndicated radio talk show host
â€œIn Restless Heart we encounter the rare achievement of a faith-inspired movie that is great art, great film.â€
Father Jonathan Morris, Program Director, The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM Satelite Radio, 129