Posts Tagged ‘faith-based films’

A beautiful study of Jean Vanier and L’Arche

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
summer in the forest

Jean Vanier who died earlier this year features a documentary being screened in New Zealand this month. Summer in the Forest Summer is a beautiful and moving study of this extraordinary man and the organisation he founded. Vanier founded L’Arche, a community based outside of Paris for individuals with developmental disabilities, in the 1960s. His goal Read more

City Impact Church takes on Hollywood with ‘Broken’

Monday, May 14th, 2018

City Impact church has produced Broken, a feature film, as a way to get the gospel message of forgiveness out into the community. “We wanted to be able to go to where people are, not just expect them to come into the four walls of our church,” creative director Josh Campbell told Eternity News. “We all Read more

Mary Magdalene has some NZ connections

Monday, March 19th, 2018
mary magdalene

Australian movie director Garth Davis is looking forward to visiting New Zealand over the next few days to promote his new movie, Mary Magdalene. He says he has a deep affection for New Zealand. “I’ve got the time to enjoy the process of releasing this movie, so I’m going to enjoy being able to talk Read more

New faith-based films tone down religion, amp up star power

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

For some filmgoers, hearing a movie described as “faith-based” makes it a must-see. But just as many others find the term a turn-off. To reach audiences beyond the Christian churchgoers that generally propel the genre, some producers of faith-based films are ramping up the star power and tamping down the evangelical messages. The latest example Read more