Sickening. Horrible. Sad. Deplorable. These were some of the words that I heard people use to describe their reaction to the White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis who gathering in Charlottesville last weekend.
Two men, both by the name of Simon, found themselves in the city of Samaria in the midst of a great revival. One Simon was a native to the city and had quite a reputation as a magician who performed great deeds. The other Simon was a fisherman from Galilee who had seen his teacher do great deeds and had through His power had done some pretty incredible miracles as well.
Christopher Nolan, the director of Dunkirk, does a masterful job of intertwining the composite narratives of the characters into a message about heroism. I believe that He is attempting to share a message that being a hero in difficult times looks different for every person.