Seven idealistic young Americans set out on the path to become spiritual leaders in the documentary The Calling. The film, an unblinking look at modern religious traditions, follows each through years of study and training, then into their individual practices as religious professionals, documenting their struggle to lead an Ill have my cake and eat it, too flock of Americans. The Calling will also air on the PBS series Independent Lens on December 20 and 21. See The Calling today at 7 p.m. Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-4882 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. Free.
Wed., Dec. 15, 7 p.m., 2010