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Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options. Films, Film Posters, Movie Tv, Movie Awards, Netflix Streaming, Television Program, Movie Posters, Role Models, Academy Awards
Finding Good Streaming Choices
Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options.
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BOX OFFICE STUDY SHOWS MOVIES WITH CHRISTIAN, REDEMPTIVE VALUES EARN THE MOST
Movieguide (R) through their Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry by the Christian Film & Television Commission®has demonstrated for years throughout ongoing date collection that movies with Christian, Redemptive Values Earn the Most.
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Angel Studios
Angel Studios includes a video streaming service, media company, and film distribution studio. The studio uses equity crowdfunding to finance original productions, offering individual investors opportunities to purchase shares in the company and its titles. Content produced by Angel Studios is distributed freely on their streaming service. Angel Studios emerged after bankruptcy reorganization from VidAngel. A year after bankruptcy, Angel Studios reports that it has $123 million in revenue.
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Power of Good Role Models, Legacy; Top Redemptive Movie/TV Based on True Stories- IMDb List
Redemptive Movies/TV Based on True Stories that Present the Power of Good Role Models, Legacy- Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for a range of viewers for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)
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Integrity, Character, Sacrifice- IMDb List; Top Movies/TV; Dr. Diane Howard
THe Lumo Project with its four movies of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) reveal Jesus Christ and His Godly, pure, powerful interactions with mankind word for word from the Gospels. These movies are not only scripturally correct but are also culturally and historically correct. They reveal the ultimate integrity, character, and sacrifice of our Lord. See https://www.bible.com/videos/collections/6-lumo-project-the-complete-collection . See also other movies on this list
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Interview, Steve Cleary, Producer of Pilgrim's Progress
The filmmakers have committed to donate this film to missionaries, home church leaders, underground church leaders, and others around the world, in 100 languages. The film is already being translated into 26 languages most often in regions where Christians face extreme danger, including Mandarin, Spanish and Farsi.
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THE POSITIVE EFFECTS REAL-LIFE HEROES HAVE ON US
What is the effect of seeing concrete examples of everyman, everywoman heroes, heroines in movies? These movies not only depict external obstacles that the everyman, everywoman heroes, heroines overcome, but also the internal struggles, development, growth of their character. The movies that present such heroic individuals as role models in their struggles to answer questions about themselves/others, make significant decisions, overcome personal or cultural barriers, contribute to society...
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A SURPRISING SOLUTION FOR UNITY IN A DIVIDED WORLD
GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS starts a needed dialogue. “In our society and culture right now, we have a lot of darkness,” explains David A.R. White, who returns to the role of the Rev. Dave and again serves as a producer. “There’s a lot of anger; there’s a lot of fighting. You can’t turn on the news for even a second without seeing something that’s really disturbing...This movie is about hope, love, healing, and forgiveness.”
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Gospel of Luke, event and interview
9/26 is the Gospel of Luke, 6 pm at The Beltonian Theatre with free admission. Reserved seating is going fast. It may be best to call (254)-831-3161 to reserve seats ASAP. The Gospels have been reconstructed in four feature length films. Four writers. Four narratives. One life. It's a groundbreaking, multi-language biblical resource redefining the standard of biblical media as a visual translation of the four Gospels. It is breathtaking live-action footage, coupled with word-for-word Scripture.
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Continuing Renaissance, Reformation in Movies
During Shakespeare’s lifetime, there was both a Renaissance of artistic expression in England and a Reformation of content in England due to the influence of Queen Elizabeth the First...There has been a growing acceleration in production of best practice redemptive movies by independent and Hollywood studios and companies in the midst of accelerating evil, darkness and danger...
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Gospel of Mark Interview
9/12 is the Gospel of Mark, 6 p.m., at The Beltonian Theatre with free admission. See the interview I have done for The Lumo Project's Gospel of Mark. It tells how this project has been produced and distributed around the world. It is narrated word for word by leading voice talent., Reserve your general seating tickets online or at the theatre anytime we are open or by calling the theatre at (254)-831-3161. https://TheBeltonianTheatre.com/Movies
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The Mulligan Interview
The Mulligan is inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness, second chances. Paul McAllister is guided by the wisdom, advice of an old golf pro. Paul learns about playing a good game on and off the course. Based on the popular book, “The Mulligan” is an inspiring reminder that second chances are only one shot away. Based on the novel by Ken Blanchard and Wally Armstrong, the film adaptation has received both critical and consumer acclaim, hailing a 100% Fan-rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Faith Under Fire Interview
This film authentically, honestly, inspirationally deals with great loss. Fireman Tom Hatcher is at the end of his rope, after an exhausting night saving a young girl from a raging house fire. Sadly, he had not been able to save his wife from cancer, and now his precious, six-year-old daughter, Tiffany, is facing the same fate. He finds himself in a cold jail cell after attacking a pastor. He begins to face his downward spiral into despair. With the very man he assaulted, Tom finds faith, hope.
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Gospel of Matthew
FREE ADMISSION at the Beltonian Theatre for this special faith-based series of movie events, featuring for the first time the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which are narrated word for word by some of the world's leading voice talent, Reserve your general seating tickets online at the link below or at the theatre anytime by calling the theatre at (254)-831-3161. https://TheBeltonianTheatre.com/Movies 8/25/2022, 6pm, 190 min
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Sterling Light Productions
Sterling Light Productions is a motion picture production company facilitating fictional and non-fictional stories that provoke deep questions about why we are and who we are. Further, they seek to provide insight into such matters. Through filmmaking, as a team of producers, directors, writers and actors, they address the nature of the human heart. They focus on compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. They desire to give new thought to difficult questions about present moral dilemmas.
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Cat in the Mill Studios Produces The Pilgrim's Progress
Cat in the Mill Studios (Dallas, San Jose, Costa Rica) produced the first-ever feature-length CGI adaptation of The Pilgrim’s Progress. John Bunyan’s beloved Christian allegory, has been considered to be the second-most important book in history (second only to the Bible), being been translated into more than 200 languages and never been out of print. Steve, Debra Cleary are owners of the studio. They have experieced distribution interest for the film throughout the world.
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Mully
This is the incredible documentary about the life work of Charles Mully and his family who have to worked to extend their Family by rescuing, rehabilitating over 12,000 homeless, street children who live in Kenya so they could go back to their tribes as doctors, teachers, and other trained professionals to serve the ones who originally abandoned them. It is one of the most astonishing, inspiring true stories of rescue, rehabilitation of street children to an oasis of eternal hope.
In 2020, SONY acquired PureFlix streaming service. PureFlix was renamed after the sale to SONY as Pinnacle Peak Pictures. PureFlix, which began as an independent faith movie studio, has now become a part of the SONY legacy with its Affirm Films. In the attached interview David White provides insights into current developments with Redemptive Films.
Pure Flix Streaming Now With Sony's Affirm Films as Pinnacle Peaks Pictures
In 2020, SONY acquired PureFlix streaming service. PureFlix was renamed after the sale to SONY as Pinnacle Peak Pictures. PureFlix, which began as an independent faith movie studio, has now become a part of the SONY legacy with its Affirm Films. In the attached interview David White provides insights into current developments with Redemptive Films.
Veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) returns home to fighting PTSD. Fox has been in a combat unit in which most were killed by a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to settle the affairs of his parents who had died. This redemptive movie has been produced by independent studios: Manns/Mackie Studios; Ty Manns Productions; Action Faith Media; Pqulr Productions; Apex Post Production; Kappa Studios... This movie has also been distributed by Collide Co., Fathom Events, and Faith Content Network. Coming To Theaters, Joey Lawrence, The Cosby Show, Faith In God, Brother, Coming Soon To Theaters, Keshia Knight Pulliam
My Brother's Keeper
Veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) returns home to fighting PTSD. Fox has been in a combat unit in which most were killed by a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to settle the affairs of his parents who had died. This redemptive movie has been produced by independent studios: Manns/Mackie Studios; Ty Manns Productions; Action Faith Media; Pqulr Productions; Apex Post Production; Kappa Studios... This movie has also been distributed by Collide Co., Fathom Events, and Faith Content Network.
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Heidi
This 2017 version of the classic story is delightful with spectacular, wonderful nature photography and cinematography. This lovely movie is heart-felt and redemptive as Heidi changes the hearts of curmudgeons in her world.
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving / The Mayflower Voyagers
This is a delightful, G-rated Charlie Brown movie in which the Peanuts gang celebrates Thanksgiving. Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown’s for Thanksgiving. With Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, Chuck attempts to host a traditional holiday feast. In this Emmy-winning film, dinner becomes a disaster when Snoopy and Woodstock serve toast and popcorn as the main dish. However, Marcie steps in and saves the holiday. In the end, Linus tells the history of Thanksgiving,
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Kevin Sorbo; Acts, Produces, Directs, Distributes- Independent, Mainline Companies
Kevin Sorbo (prolific redemptive moviemaker) has acted, produced, directed, distributed with independent & mainline movie companies. See his credits (who produced, distributed...). https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001757/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Dr. Howard has interviewed him on the Movieguide (R) Red Carpet. See interviews with him, others. Check out their credits (who produced, distributed...) https://sonomachristianhome.com/2016/02/movie-producers-filmmakers-actors-supporting-faith-films-at-movieguide/
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Kendrick Brothers Produce, Distribute with Mainstream & Independent Companies
The Kendricks Brothers have produced, distributed many successful faith-based movies. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3832914/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_4, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1630036/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_6, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14769324/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_sa_3, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8186318/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_2, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6495388/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_sa_3 ...
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Overcomer Produced, Distributed by Mainstream, Independent Companies
Like most films of notable faith-based moviemakers, this Kendrick Brothers movie has an ethnically diverse cast with a universal, redemptive story. See who has produced, distributed this good movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8186318/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_sa_3
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The Star, Produced/Distributed by Mainstream & Independent Companies
The Star is a wonderful, animated Christmas movie with the best of voice talent. It has been produced and distributed by mainline and independent companies. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4587656/reference .
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DeVon Franklin, Producer, Redemptive Movies
DeVon Franklin has produced numerous, notable Redemptive movies with mainstream and independent studios. See https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2035952/, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7083526/reference, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4587656/reference. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257926/reference...
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7 Churches of Revelation Produced, Distributed by Independent Companies
This on-site film of The 7 Churches of Revelation: Times of Fire has been produced by Thinking Man Films. See what other outstanding films they have produced, https://thinkingmanfilms.com/ . This film has also been distributed by Fathom Events and Faith Content Network. See https://faithcontentnetwork.com/titles
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Pilgrim's Progress Produced, Distributed by Independent Companies
This animated movie has had phenomenal positive impact around the world. It has been produced and distributed by independent studios/companies. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9896916/reference .
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T. D. Jakes
See what T. D. Jakes has produced, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0415890/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 . See my interview with him for Miracles from Heaven, on the link below. See the production, distribution companies for this movie. His work is produced by mainstream and indepedent studios, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4257926/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_sa_3 .
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Dr. Diane Howard Writes for Top Christian, Family Magazines
Dr. Diane Howard serves film, television, digital platforms with a wide range of experience, training in performance, production. With a background as a published scholar and author, she is also a frontline journalist of depth and breadth. She is especially known for live, exclusive interviews with leading figures in redemptive movies and other performance media. She writes for the best Redemptive, Family magazines and publicizes the top Redemptive, Family movies on leading social media sites.
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Consumers Change Media
Throughout history, great art has been produced because of the wealth, power, and influence of patrons. Today collectively each of us who is interested in redemptive, family-friendly movies, media has social responsibility, patronage Clout! Consumers, as always, are influencing the kinds of movies, TV, ads on various forms of media. In recent years, consumers have been influencing production of edifying, enlightening, and enriching content in movies, television programs, streaming videos...
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Producing Digital Redemptive Series
You can produce your own digital series on a cost-effective, user-friendly platform to tell your own wonderful eternally significant stories. With aesthetically pleasing backdrops; interviews with well-spoken, engaging leaders; and footage of vibrant, active examples that build in intensity to a climactic point and summarizing conclusion, you can film an engaging documentary. You can also produce original dramatic stories with a good writers, skilled actors, and experienced filmmakers.
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Top Redemptive Movies, 2019
In recent years there has been an ongoing Reformatio, Renaissance in movies for theaters, churches, and streaming. We celebrate this continuing and growing process of rebirth, renewal, and refreshment in movies and TV streaming. This year we have seen a range of top redemptive movies for all ages in many genres: dramatic, documentary, bio-pic, animated, and more. There have been many engaging, insightful redemptive movies in theaters and homes in 2019 and many more to anticipate in 2020.
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Ironies, Paradoxes
During the pandemic and forward, Christian comunicators and organizations have been increasingly sharing inspirational hope through new streaming technologies and more to the world. These include the following: churches, streaming channels, movies and more. God's ways include ironies and paradoxes as He works through His peope to communicate eternal hope and Truth.
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Growing Renaissance, Reformation of Content, Artistry in Redemptive Films
Since the revival in media, especially in movies, first with the Passion of the Christ in 2004, we have seen a growing Renaissance, Reformation of content, artistry in redemptive movies. In the seismic, paradigm shifts in many arenas we are seeing our Lord purify and bring about good and reformation even from evil, dangerous, compromising situations in new, innovative, unexpected ways. God and His goodness always prevail and win in the end.
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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.
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Ben-Hur
In interviews with Sonoma Christian Home at a recent premiere screening of Paramount Studios/MGM’s Ben-Hur, Roma Downey said that “…it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” and Nazanin Boniadi (who plays Esther in the movie) said, “…love drives out darkness.” This classic story with its universal themes of reconciliation, restoration and redemption is especially relevant for such a time as this.
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The Bible
The Bible is a biographical, dramatic miniseries covering God’s creation through landmark events leading to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This outstanding miniseries has good acting, production, and cinematography. It weaves the Biblical accounts together keeping integrity of Scripture with emotional, spiritual depth, and engagement. Some details are left out and some added for dramatic effect. This miniseries brings the Bible to life in all its power and significance.
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Son of God
Hollywood Reporter, “...religious organizations throughout ... country... buying out screens and distributing tickets to... thousands ...for ‘Theater Take-Overs’ ... Feb. 27, ...night before the film’s officially released...” Further, Crossroads Church is bringing thousands to a Cinemark theater, where Son of God will be showing on 13 screens at the same time. Saddleback Church is buying out screens in eight different theaters...
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Peter Rabbit 2
This entertaining, endearing, family movie promotes valuing, defending, caring for family and community. It also makes a case against deceit, manipulation, commercializing British traditions (and other national traditions). The live action animal characters in this film are amazing and delightful.
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The Pilgrim's Progress
Fathom Events and Faith Content Network, LLC launches FAN to bring top faith and inspirational content to nearly 800 churches nationwide. Because FAN reaches Fathom’s current exhibition partner locations, this network of churches offers a way to reach underserved audiences across the country. Fathom Events is now working with churches to bring their special faith and family events to their facilities and communities. Churches can provide special screenings of first-run faith/family movies.
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A Hidden Life
Based on real events, this film is about unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refuses to fight for the Nazis in WW II. When this Austrian peasant farmer conscripted into the German Nazi Army, faces imprisonment, execution, and the rejection of his own community, his unwavering faith and his wife's keep their spirits alive. Malick's breath-taking cinematography, skillful use of symbols, slow pacing powerfully engage the audience's hearts, minds. Jägerstätter leaves a strong legacy of honor.
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Mary Poppins Returns
In MARY POPPINS RETURNS, Michael Banks and his sister Jane are now adults. Michael has children of his own, who are in desperate need of a nanny because they have lost their mother. This lovely movie encourages the value of family and the importance of imagination. This award-winning movie is full of delightful entertainment with spectacular dance numbers and sweet, endearing songs. It features Emily Blunt, who is delightful as Mary Poppins, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and other stars.
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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..."
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Free Burma Rangers
This incredibly powerful movie is available Fall of 2021 as part of the Faith Content Network available to churches without fees (licensing, hosting...), to theaters as Fathom Events, on streaming and more. This film explores the extraordinary 20-year journey of missionaries Dave and Karen Eubank. The film follows them, their three young children, and Free Burma Rangers as they venture into war zones where they are fighting to bring hope.
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Dolphin Island
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.
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Faith Under Fire
Another Faith Content Network movie, Faith Under Fire, is now released. See my interview with Kevin Sorbo for this honest but inspiring movie. https://fruitinthedesert.com/.../faith-under-fire.../ . Tom is challenged to face his grief and embrace faith in the darkest hours of his life. This movie is available on DVD/VOD/Streaming starting December 8 and is also available through the Faith Content Network to churches, http://faithcontentnetwork.com/, with no hosting or license fees.
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Colors of Character
COLORS OF CHARACTER: An Artist’s Journey to Redemption is the extraordinary journey of prolific artist Steve Skipper. He, as a role model, has broken down racist walls in fine art. Steve 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 painting the stories of the Civil Rights movement.
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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.
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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.