CIMA honors ‘Monuments Men,’ ‘Cesar’s Last Fast,’ CBS

George Clooney and Matt Damon star in “The Monuments Men,” which will receive a 2014 Catholics in Media Associates Award June 1. — Credit: COLUMBIA/20TH CENTURY FOX

The feature film “The Monuments Men,” the feature documentary “Cesar’s Last Fast” and the television news program “CBS News Sunday Morning” are recipients of the 2014 Catholics in Media Associates Awards.

They will be honored at CIMA’s 21st anniversary Mass and awards ceremony on June 1 at the Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades. Jesuit Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of “Tattoos on The Heart,” will preside at the 10 a.m. Mass followed by brunch and awards.

CIMA board president Nancy Norton Bevins lauded each of the recipients “for their compelling storytelling, uplifting message and their commitment to finding God’s message of truth and light in stories both large and small.”

The 2014 CIMA Motion Picture Award will be presented to “The Monuments Men,” produced, directed, co-written and starring George Clooney, based on a book by Robert M. Edsel with Brett Witter. The true story of one of the greatest treasure hunts in history, “The Monuments Men” focuses on a team of art historians, curators and museum directors tasked with rescuing some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements from Nazi Germany and returning them to their rightful owners.

“Cesar’s Last Fast,” the CIMA Board of Directors Award recipient, profiles how in 1988, Cesar Chavez embarked on what would be his last act of protest in his remarkable life: a 36-day, water-only “Fast for Life” hunger strike to draw attention to the horrific effects of unfettered pesticide use on farm workers, their families and the community. Utilizing never-before-seen footage, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee weave together the larger story of Chavez’s life, vision and legacy.

The CIMA TV Award recipient, “CBS News Sunday Morning,” celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2014. First aired in 1979 and now hosted by Charles Osgood, the weekly program has been praised for its in-depth coverage of stories and topics and its uplifting point of view.

Catholics in Media Associates was founded in 1992 by former Directors Guild of America president Jack Shea and his wife, veteran television screenwriter Patt Shea, and other prominent Catholic working professionals in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The CIMA Awards, first presented in 1993, “promote and applaud individuals, films and TV programs that uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.” 

Information: www.catholicsinmedia.org or (818) 907-2734.


Voices

Seeking the face of God in the Scriptures

Archbishop José H. Gomez

Prayer is seeking the face of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church recalls the story of how St. John Vianney once found a peasant praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The saint asked him what he was doing, and the man replied: “I look at him and he looks at me.”

Events

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February 14, 2016

  • Sunday, February 14

    Mother Cabrini Library and Chapel Open House, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3801 Scott Road, Burbank. The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Region.

     

    Italian Catholic Club of SCV Valentine's Day Dinner Dance, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Parish Hall), 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Come enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet dinner and dance the night away to the music of Linda Pippin. Wear your favorite red dress, shirt and/or tie. All adults (single or married) are welcome. Tickets are $35 each (prepaid), or $45 at the door. Please call Anna Riggs at (661) 645-7877 to reserve your spot by Feb. 10.

     

    Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m. Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles. Continuing each Sunday of Lent. For more info, please call Calvary Cemetery: 323-261-3106.

     

    Year of Mercy Mass and Pilgrimage in The Shrine of St. John Paul II, 3 p.m., Our Lady of the Bright Mount Church, 3424 W. Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles.  Mass celebrated in English with Fr. John Paul Gonzalez of Christ the King Church.  Mass will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and confession, with Divine Mercy Chaplet.  The closing prayer will be a blessing and veneration of the 1st class relic of St. John Paul II.  

    South Bay Catholic Co-ed Adult Softball League Pre-Season Practice Games, McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Blvd., Torrance.  Must RSVP to Fred Lawler (League Commissioner) at (310) 504-0271 or fredlawler@hotmail.com.

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