“I am currently working as an addiction counseling intern at a women's minimum pre-release prison. I am doing a Movie Discussion group and showed Scenes from a Parish to 18 inmates last night...They were blown away by your film. We discussed the label “prisoner” and how that affects their lives. We also discussed racism, Rosaura's coming out, and the homeless outreach under the bridge. I expressed that I thought the film was trying to say that no matter who you are or what you've done, it's important for people to feel that they are loved and that they are a part of something bigger than them that is positive.”

Upcoming Screenings

More screenings will be posted soon.

Host a Screening

Thanks for your interest in screening Scenes From a Parish

If you are planning a special event screening – i.e, making it open to the public or a private group, community or faith-based, charging admission and/or requesting donations – then this form is for you. If your screening is 100% free, please see the Community Agreement Form.

If you want information about school screenings or educational rights, please contact us at

We are also writing study guides—please feel free to inquire about details.

PBS National Premiere

As seen on the PBS series Independent Lens.

Scenes From a Parish DVD

Order DVD

DVD is available in home video and for parishes, colleges and universities.

with English and Spanish subtitles


Order Faith-Sharing Edition

Also available is the Faith-Sharing Edition DVD and Film Faith-Sharing Guide through RENEW International

Order Faith-Sharing Edition

Watch Online

The film is available for online streaming through Snag Films.

Watch Now