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Teens bring 'Restless Heart' to Miami

Immaculata LaSalle Key Club is promoting movie about life of St. Augustine

Key Club members get together to promote the screening of Restless Heart Oct. 27. From left: Steven Coward, senior; Natalie Lopez, Key Club vice president and a senior; Xiomara del Corral, club president, junior; Maria Poveda, junior, and Anna Eakins, junior.

Photographer: BLANCA MORALES | FC

Key Club members get together to promote the screening of Restless Heart Oct. 27. From left: Steven Coward, senior; Natalie Lopez, Key Club vice president and a senior; Xiomara del Corral, club president, junior; Maria Poveda, junior, and Anna Eakins, junior.

MIAMI | As a community service project, members of Immaculata LaSalle High School’s Key Club will be bringing the movie “Restless Heart” to the big screen in Miami this weekend.

The Key Club, which hosted a movie last year, decided to open the invitation to the community at large by hosting a movie at Paragon Coconut Grove.

Members of the Key Club at Immaculata LaSalle High School in Miami decided to bring

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Members of the Key Club at Immaculata LaSalle High School in Miami decided to bring "Restless Heart," the movie about the life of St. Augustine, to a Miami theater, the first such screening in the area. Click on the image to go to the link for purchasing tickets.

Elena Capablanca, advisor for the Key Club, began to research movie options when she came across “Restless Heart.”

“I saw that it was not playing anywhere in the state of Florida,” she said.

She decided to suggest the idea of bringing the movie to Miami to Key Club board members, who then agreed to put up their own club funds to rent theater space and license the movie.

“Restless Heart,” filmed in English and released by Ignatius Press, originally premiered in 2010 as a mini-series in Italy and was later edited into a film. The movie made its American debut this August at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show.

Through a hosted-screening program, which allows anyone to bring the film to local theaters, Immaculata LaSalle’s Key Club members are the first high school students in South Florida to screen the movie.

The title of the movie comes from the famous line in the opening passage of St. Augustine’s “Confessions”: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” 

FYI
"Restless Heart" also will be shown as part of the John Paul II International Film Festival on Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. at FIU School of International and Public Affairs, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami 33199. To purchase tickets, go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/918699
The movie recounts the early life and conversion of St. Augustine of Hippo, conveying the journey of the bad boy-turned-saint as he grapples through Donatism, Manichaeism, lust and debauchery. 

Capablanca calls it “perfect timing” that the screening coincides with the Year of Faith, finding that St. Augustine is the perfect example of one who found and propagated the faith.

Members of the Key Club have visited local schools and churches to encourage peers and parishioners to view this movie.

“They want to help their peers in other high schools around the community grow in their faith as St. Augustine did many years ago,” Capablanca said.

“Restless Heart” will screen on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Paragon Coconut Grove Theater. Tickets cost $10 and will be sold online on the school website, and at the store at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity (La Ermita). There will be no ticket sales the day of the movie. 

The film has not been rated by the Motion Picture Association of America, but the Catholic News Service classified it as A-II – suitable for adults and adolescents.
Key Club member Steven Coward, a senior, and junior Xiomara del Corral, club president, encourage fellow students to attend the

Photographer: BLANCA MORALES | FC

Key Club member Steven Coward, a senior, and junior Xiomara del Corral, club president, encourage fellow students to attend the "Restless Heart" showing this weekend.




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