Local film director to attend 'Into Temptation' screening tomorrow on St. Paul campus

Local director Patrick Coyle will attend the showing of his film “Into Temptation” tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14. Coyle will speak about the film and lead a question-and-answer period.

The movie, free and open to the public, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall.

Filmed on location in Minneapolis, the story portrays prostitute Linda (Kristin Chenoweth) confessing that she is going to kill herself on her birthday. Jaded priest John Buerlein (Jeremy Sisto) becomes obsessed with saving the mysterious beauty.

As he searches for her, the priest finds himself drawn into the seamy underbelly of the city. His quest has him haunting strip clubs and brothels, while he faces the doubts of his congregation and his mentor (Brian Baumgartner) in this gripping drama. The film is a compelling portrayal of the priesthood, questions of sin, sexuality and the sacramental life.

This event is co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies Department, the Theology Department and the Office for Mission.

For more information, e-mail Terence Sweeney.