Kevin Miller knew his film Hellbound? would push buttons; its marketing promises “you [will] never look at hell the same way again.” Everyone has a bias, and it’s within a filmmaker’s rights to articulate various views in a film, then promote a particular one. However, though Hellbound? is technically a documentary, it feels more like a Christian version of a Michael Moore mockumentary.
Hellbound? Kevin Miller had no idea hell would become a hot topic when he began to work on Hellbound? – a documentary exploring biblical perspectives on hell. This subject of…
In this film inspired by the story of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen, college freshman Hannah, after discovering her physical and emotional problems stem from her entry into the world through a failed abortion, embarks on a road trip to find her birth mother, and herself…
When screenwriter Paul Boge attended the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, God “put it on his heart” to give Winnipeggers the opportunity “to see great films they’d never see anywhere else.” In its second year, the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival boasted 160 percent more independent feature, documentary, and short film submissions than the previous year from as far away as Germany and Israel, and a gate admission of 2,039 viewers – up from 1,422 in 2011.
A 5-minute DVD from Mennonite World Conference, Ours to Share, communicates that the gift of receiving is as important as the gift of giving. Written by Wally Kroeker, produced and directed by Glenn Fretz, the video highlights the interaction and support provided daily among the 1.6 million members of the worldwide Anabaptist-related community of faith. Narration in English, French, German, and Spanish is available on the $15 DVD, which can be purchased through MWC offices in North America, or downloaded from the website.
Disney has opted out of the Narnia film franchise, a few months before filming was to begin on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Disney cited budgetary concerns as their reason after Prince Caspian performed poorly at the box office and in DVD sales, but the Los Angeles Times reported creative differences between Disney and Walden Media, the company that produced the films.
The new Pixar movie WALL-E tells a cautionary tale about stewardship of the earth (as well as our souls and bodies) and, in so doing, communicates an important message about how truths in general are conveyed.