The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will screen the 2013 documentary “Who Takes Away the Sins…”: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse three days this October.
The official film description reads:
“In 2002, with the disconcerting revelation by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team of extensive abuse throughout the Boston archdiocese, the city suddenly became the epicenter of the long-hidden and dark secrets of the Catholic Church. Further investigations brought to light the all-pervasive abuse of power and authority of pedophile priests, followed by a carefully orchestrated cover-up as church officials focused on preserving and protecting the image of the institution. This decision led to countless cases of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of young boys and girls across the country and continents. Countering the betrayal, victimization, and failed accountability are the voices of individual survivors who courageously broke through the silence, along with those of the advocates who persistently confronted these unconscionable acts. With accountability and openness, it is now time to acknowledge the sins of the past and seek justice and renewal.”
Screening times are:
- Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.
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Tickets $20 adult/$18 students, seniors & BDA members
Tickets also available at the door or reserve at 617-794-8184
Parking available at Green Street Garage, 260 Green St.