23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight.
Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs.
We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
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The No Greater Love movie seeks to expose audiences to the raw experience of war in hopes that others can come to understand the agony and struggles soldiers experience both during and after war, on the battlefield and off.
US Army Chaplain Justin David Roberts, the director of No Greater Love, has experienced the reality of war and its aftermath first hand. While deployed in Afghanistan with the legendary “No Slack” Battalion he witnessed brave men and women sacrifice themselves to protect others. Chaplain Roberts also witnessed suicide, the first occurring just two days after arriving at his new battalion. At the Brooks Army Medical Center in Houston, TX he witnessed the physical and emotional struggle veterans experience even after returning home including their intense sense of isolation.
The award-winning documentary, No Greater Love, shares the experiences of Chaplain Roberts and other soldiers through combat footage and emotional interviews.
After their return home, veterans face some of their largest struggles. The opportunity to help civilians understand these struggles and to let soldiers know they are not alone are two of the reason Chaplain Roberts decided to create No Greater Love.
After losing his young son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens has dedicated his life to the cause of atheism. As a best selling author and a celebrity debater, he has managed to parlay his attacks on Christianity into a very lucrative business. He is not only anxious to share his disdain for God, but he also finds great joy and satisfaction in attacking his Christian opponents on the stage. But even with all the fame and success, Sol is empty and distraught on the inside and his increasing reliance on alcohol to numb the pain is only making things worse.
His New York party lifestyle has isolated him from his ex wife Katy and their two remaining sons. Their unrelenting faith in God is something that Sol has actually grown to resent and he tells Katy that he just got sick and tired of her praying for his soul.
Sol’s self-destructive habits eventually catch up to him and a serious car crash leaves him clinically dead for four minutes before he is finally resuscitated by some heroic first responders. It’s a miracle that he’s still alive, but what really changes Sol’s outlook on life is what happens during those four minutes. It’s a four word message that refuses to let him go despite his best efforts to deny it.
With the support of Katy’s unwavering love and faith, and his own questions about what he may or may not have actually experienced, Sol struggles to find meaning and purpose in the words LET THERE BE LIGHT.
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Jan Markell talks with George Escobar about a new movie that is in the works that will depict the life of Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman. The movie will be based upon the book written by Jan Markell in 1979.
For many, the world is a relatively safe place. In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s there was chaos when an evil empire arose to power, devastating millions; encapsulating forever a period of hell on earth. This week Jonathan Bernis welcomes his special guests, Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman, and noted author, speaker, and nationally syndicated radio host Jan Markell, as they deliver the stirring account of what it was like to live through the horrors of the Holocaust, and the faithfulness of God in the face of unfathomable circumstances.
Gabe Hoffman joins Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss his film “An Open Secret” and describes how Hollywood elites continue to try and prevent the documentary from premiering to the public. [Full Source]
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When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God’s love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.
Pastor DAVID NEWMAN is a loving husband and father, set to take over his dad’s church while neglecting the promises he’s made to his 12-year-old son, ERIC. KATE HERNANDEZ is a spiritually driven single-parent and owner of a local restaurant. Her daughter MARIA is a free-spirited teenager aspiring to be the first in her family to go to college. JOHN DANIELSON is the owner of a failing construction company who sees his daughter MICHELLE’s fledgling singing career as a way out of financial trouble. The lives of these strangers collide when two twists of fate strike back to back. The first: while texting and driving in her car, Maria accidentally hits Eric, which lands Maria in jail and leaves Eric’s family with an unthinkable dilemma. The second: while auditioning for a major record label, Michelle collapses, leading to a discovery about her health which rocks the very foundation of her father’s dream.
All three families find themselves at a crossroads, questioning their faith and the higher power that guides their lives. As each family member deals with their issues, their worlds start to intertwine. This leads to a chain of events which unknowingly brings the three families closer and closer together.
Will the families give in to the loss, pain, and uncertainty that has shattered their lives or will they find the tie that binds them all together through hope, trust, redemption and goodwill? [MOVIE HERE]
A film about the Apostle Paul is currently in production. It will feature actor James Faulkner (known for roles in Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey) as Paul and Jim Caviezel (who played Jesus in The Passion) as Luke.
There had previously been several films on the life of Paul and the Apostles, but this one looks to be an especially exceptional big screen experience.
RelevantMagazine.com reports that the film will be titled Paul, Apostle of Christ. It is being produced by Affirm Films. According to a studio executive, the film will focus on the months leading up to Paul’s execution:
“This gripping film dives deep into the final months before Paul’s execution under Nero as he reconciles his faith with his past persecution of the church.”… read more
by IMDB The film, which is currently shooting in Malta, will see Faulkner taking on the role of Paul, and explores his last days awaiting execution by Emperor Nero in Rome, where he works to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ and embolden his followers to stand strong in the face of Roman persecution… view
The movie will release on March 28, 2018
One of the Bible’s Most Transformative Figures is About to Get the Hollywood Treatment — Here’s a First Look
As Hollywood continues to warm up to faith-based films, a new movie is heading to theaters next year about one of the Bible’s most central and transformative figures: the Apostle Paul.
The project, titled, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” is being produced by Affirm Films, the faith-based label of Sony Pictures, and was filmed in Malta through the end of September. The “inspirational drama” about the final months of Paul’s life is a fascinating development, considering that Paul is one of the most transformative figures in the Bible…. read more
A Christian film called Mully, sponsored by Focus on the Family, will be coming to theaters next month for a select three nights only.
The film tells the remarkable true story of Dr. Charles Mully, who grew up as an orphan in Kenya, but who made it out of the slums and became a successful businessman. Just when everything seemed to be going so well for Mully, however, he felt God calling him to go back to where he grew up and minister to those in poverty, particularly the children….read more
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What happens when a six-year-old boy in Kenya is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? MULLY is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. It’s the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence, searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of family and community, MULLY sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. Jeopardizing his own life and the security of his family, Charles Mully risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing.