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This sort of snuck up on me with all the election stuff and other things that take precedence over blogging but it is exciting and it’s better late than never.

While a libertarian blockbuster (The Hunger Games) set all sorts of box office records or near records (about $150,000,000 in its first week in USA alone), a faith-based movie with virtually no advertising found itself in EIGHTH PLACE with over $1,600,000 in its first weekend to the surprise of virtually all the movie observers. The NY Times certainly didn’t like it:

More slickly packaged than most faith-based fare, “October Baby” gussies up its anti-abortion message with gauzy cinematography and more emo music than an entire season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” But not even a dewy heroine and a youth-friendly vibe can disguise the essential ugliness at its core: like the bloodied placards brandished by demonstrators outside women’s health clinics, the film communicates in the language of guilt and fear.

Of course, I suppose if the NY Times DID like it, there’d be somethign wrong with the film!  And OCTOBER BABY is a controversial subject:  A young college student discovers she was adopted and seeks to find out the truth.  She finds a lot more truth than she figured:  She was an abortion survivor.  Wow is all I can say.  Of course it is a Goldwyn/Provident release (not by the church in Albany Georgia by the way) and it is faith-based.  It has the endorsement of Alex Kendrick (“A great movie with a great message.”) and Michael Farris:

“A masterful production with impressive cinematography, OCTOBER BABY has the potential to significantly impact the culture of life in America.”

Mark Hall of the Christian group Casting Crowns said, “I am now an OCTOBER BABY activist!”  (All these testimonials came from the October Baby site.)

Now I am too!  It can be seen in the Richmond area at several sites.  I probably cannot go this weekend but will try for Easter weekend.  Let’s keep it going!  Tee off the liberals in the process of supporting faith-based film.

The Hunger Games was exciting once I understood it – the trailer does not do it justice – it is really a libertarian drama showing the powerful desire of man for liberty at almost any cost.  That is actually man showing part of the image of God he/she is created in! (I did nor see it but have read about it a several sites.)

Finally, a movie I did see (at a retreat actually) and my favorite:  Chariots of Fire – the story is that it will be remastered and resissued in the theatres in the UK (Great idea!  Pray for a revival in Britain due to that showing) before the Olympic Games in London this summer.  See this story (they misspelled Eric Liddell’s last name) and this one!  Makes me want to go to London!  Maybe they’ll bring it to the USA, too.  (Many Christians would see it I think and there are a new generation of believers who did not see it in the theatre!)

If you see these movies or just want to know more about Jesus, go here!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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