Saturday, September 30, 2006
Facing the Giants
Today my wife, son and I went to see Facing the Giants, the new movie made for only $100,000 by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. They only used one camera for the filming. A "B" film? Not at all! That one camera not only caught some good angles, but some good acting, lots of action and heart-felt emotion. This is like The Purpose-Driven Life meets Remember the Titans. It's a film that will make you laugh and cry and feel good and inspire you to trust God. Therein lies the problem. The Motion Picture Association rated this "PG" instead of "G" because it might offend some people because it has a strongly Christian message. Interestingly, the controversy over rating the film "PG" caused Sony Pictures to notice it, and distribute it in 435 theaters this weekend. If audiences in those theaters react the way they did in Savannah today, the Hollywood media giants may be falling, too. The crowd (half-full theater at the early 1:15 p.m. showing) in our theater laughed, cried and applauded at the end. Amen! David, got another pebble?