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St. Louis Jesuit Daniel Lord to see screen time during Filmmakers Showcase

Stephen Werner joined host Don Marsh to discuss the life of Daniel Lord.
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Stephen Werner joined host Don Marsh to discuss the life of Daniel Lord.

Daniel Lord was a prominent American Catholic figure in the 20th century. He attended St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant before being ordained in 1923. A priest, writer, editor and speaker, Lord shared his message of faith through a variety of media. He even had his hand in movie and theater production, co-writing the controversial Motion Picture Production Code that studios adhered to from 1930 to 1968.

“He had huge influence on millions and millions of people, but they were ordinary people and he had influence in ordinary ways, so there’s not much of a record of that,” Stephen Werner said on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air.

Host Don Marsh spoke with Werner, a St. Louis filmmaker, about his documentary “Daniel Lord, S.J.: The Restless Flame – Thinking Big in a Parochial World.” The 41-minute film is scheduled to screen this weekend during the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

“I was doing research on other Jesuits and people would say, ‘Daniel Lord – somebody oughta do something on Daniel Lord,’ and it just stuck in my mind,” said Werner, who has been studying the priest for about 20 years.

Listen to the full conversation about Lord’s history and work:

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What: Cinema St. Louis 2018 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase presents "Daniel Lord, S.J.: The Restless Flame — Thinking Big in a Parochial World"
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018
Where: Brown Hall Auditorium at Washington University (1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63130)

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Caitlin Lally is thrilled to join St. Louis Public Radio as the summer production intern for "St. Louis on the Air." With a bachelor's degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Caitlin also freelances for area publications like Sauce Magazine and the Belleville News-Democrat. In her career, she's covered topics such as Trump's travel ban, political protests and community activism. When she's not producing audio segments or transcribing interviews, Caitlin enjoys practicing yoga, seeing live music, and cooking plant-based meals.

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