Movies

Inspiring Movies Coming Soon

Faith-based films touch and change lives, inspire and encourage believers and also provide a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for our families. Thankfully, this season will see a wide variety of films coming to theaters. Groups from churches and other organizations can make going to see the films in theaters a fun and inspiring activity as well as an outreach, since people who are hesitant to come to church might accept an invitation to see a movie. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films.     Upcoming Faith-Based Releases  Check each […]

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Faith Films Coming to Theaters This Spring

A number of faith films are coming to theaters in May and June.  We can help these films touch and change lives by praying, spreading the word and bringing others to the theater. Check each film’s website for additional information. For a list of films showing later this year, see the movie article in the April issue of Good News. Faith Films for Spring and Summer 2022   “Father Stu” (started 4/13) Uplifting drama based on the true story about a lost soul who finds purpose in a most unexpected place. Rated R for language and subject matter. With Mark […]

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“No Vacancy” – An Amazing True Story of Faith That Works Through Love

What do you get when you put together a down and out addict, a Florida county with numerous hurting homeless individuals and families, a jaded, cynical reporter, an “angel unawares,” and a pastor and his church with a passion to love others? You get a powerful story of miracles and lives transformed by God’s love. That is what the movie “No Vacancy” is all about! During the last recession, Lake County, Fla., had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Homelessness for individuals and families was growing and Pastor Cliff Lea, of First Baptist Leesburg, had a growing […]

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Faith-Based Films to Look Forward to In 2022

This year is seeing a robust line-up of very diverse faith-based films that will touch and change many lives. These films not only bless believers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for outreach. We can all get involved by praying for and spreading the word about these upcoming films.   Preview of Releases Check each film’s website for additional information. Release dates for some are known but the dates for many films are yet to be determined (TBD) so an updated list will be published later this year. Films listed here will show for at least one week except for […]

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Kelsey Grammer to Play Calvary Chapel Founder Chuck Smith in “Jesus Revolution” Movie

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate announced recently that Kelsey Grammer, Anna Grace Barlow, Jonathan Roumie, and more have joined the cast of “Jesus Revolution,” a film inspired by the true story of a national spiritual awakening in the early 1970s and its origins within a community of teenage hippies in Southern California. Grammer (“Frasier”) will star alongside Joel Courtney (“Super 8”), previously announced, as well as newly joining cast members Anna Grace Barlow (“The Big Leap”), Jonathan Roumie (“The Chosen”), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“According to Jim”), Ally Ioannides (“Parenthood”), Julia Campbell (Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion), […]

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An Exciting Year for Faith-Based Films in Theaters

Faith-based films touch and change lives; inspire and encourage believers and provide a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for our families. After a long pause, 2021 saw a resurgence of faith films in theaters. These films included “Show Me the Father” and “Courageous Legacy” (by the Kendrick Brothers) and “The Jesus Music” and “American Underdog” by the Erwin Brothers. Some of the other faith films in 2021 were “God’s Not Dead: We The People,” “Journey with Jesus,”  “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis,” “Sabina: Tortured For Christ, The Nazi Years,” “Christmas with the Chosen,” and […]

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Faith-Based Films Are Returning to Theaters

The last major faith-based film in theaters was “I Still Believe,” an Erwin Brothers production about the inspiring true love story of Christian singer/song-writer Jeremy Camp and his wife Melissa – a story demonstrating hope in the midst of life’s storms. Sadly, less than two weeks after it opened in March 2020, the COVID-driven lockdowns began and most movie theaters shut down. Of course this and other previous releases are now available via streaming, DVD and for licensed Church showings. Thankfully, in many areas most movie theaters have been opening again, and starting this September we will once again see […]

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Calvary Christian Academy Grad Develops Faith-based Film “Death of an Artist”

When we think of faith-based filmmaking, we often think about the content of a film and rarely stop to question the process behind making one. My name is Christopher Schunk, I am a graduate of Calvary Christian Academy’s (CCA) class of 2017, and I am in my final semester of film school at Biola University, a small Christian university in Southern California. God called me to pursue filmmaking around the beginning of my high school career at CCA. I accidentally took a film class due to the cancellation of another class, and I can only say this was the hand […]

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“I Still Believe” tells Jeremy Camp’s Story of Faith in the Face of Tragedy

  “I Still Believe” is based on the true story of Christian singer/song-writer Jeremy Camp’s rise to prominence intertwined with the ups and downs of his real-life romance with Melissa Henning, who eventually became his wife. This movie is being promoted as a love story, but Jeremy and Melissa’s story is so much more. At the center of their story is Melissa’s on and off struggle with cancer, both before and after their marriage. It is in the midst of this struggle that, not only is their faith tested, but also the degree of Jeremy’s commitment to Melissa. As Tom […]

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2020 Faith-Based Films That Inspire And Encourage

There were at least 29 faith-based films in theaters during 2019, such as “Unplanned,” “Run the Race,” “Breakthrough,” and “Overcomer,” and these are now available on DVD and streaming. Churches can also purchase licenses to show these films to their congregations. And in 2020, a number of new and diverse faith-based films are coming to theaters. These movies inspire and encourage believers and provide a special opportunity for an uplifting experience for our families. They can also be used as outreaches, since people who are hesitant to come to church might accept an invitation to see a movie.   Faith-Based […]

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