Friday Film Festival and Current Film Ratings

Father Robert Lauder and the Office of Faith Formation began their Friday Film Festival at Immaculate Conception Pastoral Center, Douglaston, on Sept. 6 with the showing of “For Greater Glory,” the story of religious persecution in Mexico in the early 20th Century. The film starred Andy Garcia and Peter O’Toole.

The festival continues with the following presentations:

Sept. 13 – “The Way” with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

Sept. 20 – “The Fugitive” starring Henry Fonda nd Dolores Del Rio.

Sept. 27 – “The End of the Affair” with Ralph Fiennese and Julianne Moore

Oct. 4 – “Starting Out in the Evening” with Frank Langella and Lili Taylor

Oct. 18 – “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly, Doanld O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds

All films begin at 8 p.m. Tickets, at $6 apiece, are available at the door. Form more information, call 718-281-9582.


Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability.

The first symbol after each title is the Catholic News Service classification. The second symbol is the rating of the Motion Picture Association of America.

CNS classifications: A-I – general patronage; A-II – adults and adolescents; A-III – adults; L – limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; O – morally offensive.

MPAA ratings: G general audiences. All ages admitted; PG – parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children; PG-13 – parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; R – restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian; NC-17 – no one 17 and under admitted.




Across the Divide, A-II (no rating)

After Earth, A-III (PG-13)

The Awakening, A-III (R)


The Bling Ring, O (R)

Blue Jasmine, L (PG-13)

Bullet to the Head, O (R)

Bully, A-III (PG-13)



Closed Circuit, A-III (R)

The Conjuring, A-III (R)

The Croods, A-I (PG)



Despicable Me 2, A-I (PG)

Dream House, L (PG-13)



Elysium, L (R)



Fast & Furious 6, L (PG-13)

Frances Ha, L (R)



Getaway, A-III (PG-13

The Great Gatsby, A-III (PG-13)

Grown Ups 2, A-III (PG-13)



The Hangover Part III, L (R)

The Heat, O (R)



The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, L (PG-13)

The Internship, L (PG-13)

Iron Man 3, A-III (PG-13)



Jack the Giant Slayer, A-II (PG-13)

Jobs, A-III (PG-13)



Kick-Ass 2, O (R)

Killer Elite, A-III (R)



The Last Exorcism Part II, L (PG-13)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler, A-III (PG-13)

The Lone Ranger, L (PG-13)



Man of Steel, A-III (PG-13)

Monsters University, A-I (G)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, A-III (PG-13)

Much Ado About Nothing, A-III (PG-13)



Now You See Me, A-III (PG-13)



One Direction: This Is Us, A-II (PG)



Pacific Rim, A-III (PG-13)

Paranoia, A-III (PG-13)

Peeples, O (PG-13)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, A-III (PG)

Phantom, A-III (R)

The Place Beyond the Pines, L (R)

Planes, A-I (G)

The Purge, O (R)



Quartet, A-III (PG-13)



RED 2, A-III (PG-13)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, A-III (R)

Restless Heart, A-II (no rating)

R.I.P.D., A-III (PG-13)



Skyfall, A-III (PG-13)

The Smurfs 2, A-I (PG)

Something Borrowed, L (PG-13)

Star Trek Into Darkness, A-III (PG-13)



This Is the End, O (R)

Turbo, A-I (PG)

2 Guns, L (R)

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, A-III (PG-13)



Warm Bodies, A-III (PG-13)

The Way, Way Back, A-III (PG-13)

We’re the Millers, O (R)

White House Down, A-III (PG-13)

The Wolverine, A-III (PG-13)

World War Z, A-III (PG-13)

The World’s End, A-III (R)



You’re Next, O (R)