1. FilmTalk Card - Based on the Movie

    The Song

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    Can people recover from marital sin?
    The Song can stimulate discussions about the importance of seeking wisdom; the snare of adultery; how people unwittingly participate in motivating unfaithfulness, and the appropriate role of regret and guilt.
    Film Synopsis: Though pitched as a retelling of the Song of Solomon, The Song is really an exploration of sections of Ecclesiastes

    Jed King is the son of David King, a legendary country singer. David led a checkered life: an ill-advised affair led to an abortion, the death of the woman's husband, and a host of other problems. David manages to turn his life around, and he and his wife get pregnant and give birth to Jed.

    Like his father, Jed is a singer/songwriter. But he appears to have been a good student of his fathers mistakes, and he is determined not to repeat them. So when he shows up at a vineyard to headline for a wine festival and meets the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose, he commits himself to take the high road with her. At first Rose is wary. But Jed begins to win her over. He engages with her father, respects her values, has good intentions toward her, and loves God. They wed, and he writes a beautiful song to commemorate their new life together.

    That song becomes a smash hit, propelling Jed to the top of the charts. The song that described their union is the vehicle that separates them. Jed's performance schedule takes him on the road for months at a time. His absence, the declining health of Rose's father, and a new baby place a strain on their marriage.

    While tensions mount at home, Jed takes on a new opening act: the beautiful singer Shelby Bale. At first repulsed by Shelby's brash manners, Jed is slowly drawn in to her world. Shelby appears to provide all that Jed is missing at home. And it is clear that she wants him badly. Jed falls away from his vow and into Shelby's tumultuous party world of sex and drugs.

    tackles a number of significant adult issues. Once someone falls hard, is there ever any way back? provides some possible answers, and this study unpacks its themes.
    Genre: Drama
    Rating: PG-13
    Content Advisory: While The Song is rated PG-13 by the MPAA, the film deals with intense adult themes including adultery and substance abuse. Make sure this study is used with an age-appropriate audience.
    A FilmTalk Card is a single page study guide in pdf format that will lead participants through 3 or 4 areas of spiritual, ethical, or moral discussion based on scenes or ideas contained in the movie. Each single paged FilmTalk Card describes movie moments to provide context for questions that challenge your group to see the connection between the film, their faith, and their lives.

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