Best Summer Movie Choices, 2020-21
Bright New Paradigm in Films
Today, independent film, media companiesf are prevailing. These often have less challenges with compromising material than large corporations who have more individuals weighing in with their agendas that often include compromising ones. Redemptive movies have increasingly good content, artistry. We have more, better, authentic, redemptive movies providing solutions for today’s challenges, inspiring joy, Truth, vital connection.
J. R. R. Tolkien, master of heroic fantasy fiction, is presented for the first time in this new biographical movie. With skillful cinematography and acting, this compelling movie exhibits the author’s early life and writings. Tolkien endures challenges with classmates; love of his life, Edith; and WWI, to write the intense tales of Middle-Earth (fictional continent on prehistoric Earth), where characters, tales reflect the importance of Christian values.
Run the Race
In the film, high school brothers Zach and Dave Truett are raising themselves in a ramshackle house. Their mother has died of cancer, and their father, in his grief, has chosen alcohol over his sons. Standing at the location shoot of the house, McEntire reflected on how the story came about. “I wanted to write a film about something I knew, and I know small towns,” he said. “I know houses like this and growing up with brothers and growing up in church and playing sports..."
Order of Rights
This film examines the unborn's right to life. It addresses the sanctity of life and if a child in the womb is a person. It focuses on a pregnant single girl who has been advised by her mother to have an abortion despite the objection of the child’s young father, who with his family file a lawsuit on behalf of the child’s right to life. The court must decide whether the child in Emma’s womb is a person or not and if it is endowed with unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence.
14-year-old Annabel lives with her fisherman grandfather on an island paradise, surrounded by an extended family of loving but quirky neighbors and her best friend - a dolphin named Mitzy. Grandparents arrive with a shifty lawyer to bring her back to New York. Annabel and friends must save the day and prove that love conquers all! The cinematography is beautiful and the water acrobatics of Mitzy the Dolphin are spectacular.
Against the Tide
In this film with stunning cinematography, John Lennox memorably, clearly shares compelling evidence that science and history not only align with scripture but actively support the Biblical accounts. This has been the life-long passion of this internationally-renowned speaker, author on the interface of science, philosophy, and religion. Lennox breaks down the arguments, issues most often cited in apologetics debates, reflecting on very public, sold-out encounters with well-known atheists
A Father's Legacy
A Father’s Legacy is a timely, thought-provoking, inspirational story that looks at family, redemption, and loyalty as it follows a young man on the run after an armed robbery. Hiding from the law, he sets out to find the father he never knew. Venturing further away from the city streets, he finds himself at the secluded home of a stranger.. As the days pass and the secrets about their past are revealed, they learn that they may have been brought together for a reason.
A Week Away
“A Week Away” shines joy and light, pointing the way to healthy, jubilant freedom, connection, and hope. When many have been in lockdowns, socially isolated in restrictive, sad situations, especially our young people (many of whom have been experiencing depression, loss of hope), this movie takes viewers through its young characters into the light of healthy outdoor sunshine, positive relationships, and gives joyful hope for the future. It is the first high-energy, dance musical of its kind.
Faith Content Prevailing in Movies in Ongoing Reformation of Media
Faith Content Movies are prevailing in the ongoing Reformation of media through the Faith Content Network making new movies available to churches and through emerging independent studios. New alternative media and paradigms of production and distribution are growing to provide media, movies that align with Biblical Truth and are redemptive, uplifting... Whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think on these things. Philippians 4:8
Faith Content Network Provides First-Run Redemptive Movies for Churches
An amazing new distribution paradigm is providing top faith content movies to churches. While Hollywood movies studios and theaters have been struggling and failing, an amazing development has been the production and distribution of some of the best faith content movies through Fathom Events in collaboration with Faith Content Network, which is an association of churches around the country to which any church can apply.
Colors of Character
COLORS OF CHARACTER: An Artist’s Journey to Redemption is about the extraordinary journey of prolific artist Steve Skipper. Skipper has broken down racist walls in fine art. Skipper became a Christian, when he was a member of a Birmingham, Alabama street gang. His life was transformed. Focused on faith and painting, Skipper gained notoriety in the sports world for his meticulous artistic style of super-realism. Skipper continued his journey, painting the stories of the Civil Rights movement.
First-Run, Faith Content Movies Continue Reformation in Movies, Media
Despite the fact that many long-standing movie studios and theater chains are failing, many new independent, family-friendly, redemptive studios, and outlets are producing and providing good, uplifting, truthful movies and media in the ongoing Reformation of film and new alternative media.
Top Ten Films for Summer
Summer is a great time for families to watch good movies with outdoor scenes, as well as Christian themes worth discussing. Fortunately, there are many worthwhile choices on streaming sites. These movies not only entertain, but they enlighten and edify. They have excellent artistry and content. They provide outstanding discussion starters for families and create interest in being in the great American outdoors. Here are top choices for a range of ages and demographics of excellent movies.
Top Redemptive Movies, 2020
Some of the best redemptive films in 2020, have been produced, distributed through Fathom Events with Faith Content Network in which first-run, top quality faith, family movies are provided for churches to show. It is free for approved churches to host one of these movies. Programming are ticketed events for which eligible churches share in the box office receipts. There are no licenses, up-front costs for churches to show some of the best quality movies.
Belief-Based Movies on the Big Screen
Amazing new distribution paradigm has been recently bringing top belief-based movies for the big screen to churches. Viewers can gather right at their churches' facilities to see these good movies. While Hollywood movies studios, theaters have been struggling, failing in recent years, the production, distribution of high-quality, faith content movies has been growing. Fathom Events and Faith Content Network supports churches to distribute first-run, first-rate, belief-based movies.
The Water Man
The Water Man is a heartfelt, gripping, redemptive family (PG) movie. It has wonderful themes about the importance of hope, family, new beginnings and much more. The cinematography is stunning and the acting is outstanding. It is veteran actor David Oyelowo's directing debut and does not not disappoint. In the story young Gunner Boone sets out on a dangerous quest to find a mythical man who may be able to bring healing to his mother and finds something more important than health itself- Hope!
A Week Away
“A Week Away” shines joy and light, pointing the way to healthy, jubilant freedom, connection, with friends, family. When many have been in lockdowns, socially isolated in restrictive, sad situations, especially our young people (many of whom have been experiencing depression, loss of hope), this movie takes viewers into the light of healthy outdoor sunshine, positive relationships, and gives joyful hope for familes, friendships. It is the first high-energy, dance musical of its kind.
The Pilgrim's Progress
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, rated PG, is an animated adventure movie that is appropriate for older children through adults. This deeply significant film is based on John Bunyan’s powerful classic story. It contains universal themes about the Christian journey of overcoming perils, life/death struggles on the way to the Celestial City. This film has been produced to inspire American families as well as to support missionaries and churches in volatile regions around the world.
Top 10 Redemptive Films to Stream During COVID-19
I AM PATRICK is a captivating docudrama in which renowned, veteran actor, Jonathan Rhys-Davies (LORD OF THE RINGS) performs the older Patrick. Based on original, primary documents (Patrick’s life is one of the best documented from the early Christian centuries), the title of this inspiring movie is taken from Patrick’s own autobiography which begins with the words “I AM PATRICK”. This is a feature-length docudrama that peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Patrick.
Captive is based on an amazing true story that has engaged the nation. It has concerned the dramatic and amazing spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After Nichols has taken Smith captive in in her apartment, she turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” that she had initially thrown away after it had been given as a gift. Nichols asks her to read it to him as well and they both are profoundly, positively, and eternally affected by the book.
WOODLAWN is based on the true story of the integration of an Alabama high-school football team and the rise of former Miami Dolphins running back, Tony Nathan (well performed by Caleb Castille). This PG movie gives viewers a context for racial strife we are still feeling today but more importantly the solution for resolving that strife.