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Four Faith-based Films Opening

(Staff)  DURING LENT four faith-based films are opening in movie theatres across the country. We are simply noting them here but are not necessarily recommending them. Film critic Peter Chattaway will review them for our Easter issue.

Feb. 16: Samson is an epic action film about the troubled Old Testament hero. Samson and Delilah has long been a popular cinematic tale mixing faith, love, action and betrayal that first appeared on the silver screen in 1949, then again in 1984, 1996, and 2010. 

March 9: A Wrinkle in Time  Christian author Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved 1962 science fiction fantasy gets a fresh telling.  Three young people go on a dangerous quest to free their father from captivity in another world. The book skillfully blends science fiction, fantasy and ordinary life. (An earlier version screened in 2004.)  

March 16: I Can Only Imagine is based on the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe. After being abandoned as a child by his mother and raised by an embittered father, Millard then as an adult loses his dad to cancer. Their turbulent relationship inspires him to write the hit song, “I Can Only Imagine.”

March 28: Paul, Apostle of Christ starring James Faulkner. While numerous films have been made about Christ, virtually none have focussed on St Paul, a key figure and writer in the New Testament. Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in 2004’s The Passion of Christ, returns as Luke.   TAP


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