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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:04:30 -0700

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I'm Not Ashamed Exclusive Clip

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:34:16 PST

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In Pure Flix's biopic about the life of Rachel Joy Scott (Masey McLain), I'm Not Ashamed, audiences will learn more about the brave young woman who died first at the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. But there is more to Scott's life than martyrdom; her infectious personality allowed her to share her faith with all types of people. In fact, she befriended a young homeless man named Nate (Ben Davies), forming a strong relationship that testified to her faith. In this exclusive clip, the Christian Cinema audience can learn more about their relationship, and see why Scott's family is raving about McLain's performance. 

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Mentoring Builds Character, Communities

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:18:47 PST

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By Robert Katende

It is a unique experience to see your life dramatized in a movie – as mine is in QUEEN OF KATWE. It is especially remarkable when the life being portrayed is not the one you thought you wanted. Choosing to step out for others and it turns out to be this amazing historic experience.

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Resurrection of Gavin Stone Debuts Trailer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:02:31 PST

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Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, is forced to do community service at a local megachurch. There, he pretends to be Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood. That’s when The Resurrection of Gavin Stone begins, arriving in theaters on January 20, 2017.


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Rachel Joy Scott's Mother: We Need to Raise Up Christian Warriors

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:58:46 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

On National See You at the Pole Day, students gather together at the flagpole to share their faith publicly. This year, on the day of that celebration that her own daughter would have been proud of, I caught up with Beth Nimmo, the mother of Rachel Joy Scott. Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, is the subject of the upcoming Pure Flix film, I’m Not Ashamed.

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Facing Darkness Tells Story of Fighting Ebola

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:07:28 PST

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A new documentary from Samaritan’s Purse and executive producer Franklin Graham, Facing Darkness is the true story of how two American aid workers in Africa were infected by Ebola, and how a team of people raced to rescue them.

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Affirm Films Shooting All Saints Story of Real Life Refugees

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:53:23 PST

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All Saints, a new film from Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, is now in production. Inspired by the real life story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the film shines a light on a pastor who was told to close down his tiny, rundown church and instead ended up serving as the host for refugees from Burma in southeast Asia. Co-starring Cara Buono, Barry Corbin, Chonda Pierce, and David Keith, the film is shooting on location in Nashville and Smyrna, Tennessee.

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Queen of Katwe Video Takes Audience Behind the Scenes

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:14:05 PST

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In Disney's Queen of Katwe, opening on September 23, the true story of missionary Robert Katende and his young chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi, hits the big screen. Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Nalwanga, the film recounts how one man's faith changed a community, as he sought to rescue young teenagers from the trials he had once faced himself. In this behind the scenes clip, the audience will hear from the stars of the film - and the real people whose story comes to life on screen. 

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Rachel Joy Scott's Story Reminds Us to Live Boldly

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:13:16 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

The hardest part was playing Rachel Joy Scott in the moments of her death. But the best part of her work as the young high school student was seeing the way that Scott’s life touched so many others. That’s the beauty and shame of Scott’s story, a bright star who died tragically but whose life still ignites the faith of many. This is the story of Masey McLain, who plays Scott in Pure Flix’s upcoming biopic, I’m Not Ashamed, in theaters on October 21. 

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Joel Smallbone Goes From for King & Country to the Big Screen

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:56:46 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

Joel Smallbone, half of the duo of the pop rock band for King & Country, is about to break out as a cinematic action hero. In Priceless, Smallbone plays James, a widower who has lost custody of his daughter and finds himself transporting shady shipments no questions asked. When he accidentally discovers he is part of a human trafficking ring, his soul begins a long ascent from the hole which he dug for himself.

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Voiceless Director Wants to Combat Abortion

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:44:05 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

How do you share the power of the gospel with those who are disinclined to enter a church? What message speaks to the brokenness of the world and the beauty of Jesus’ transforming gospel? Pat Necerato believes he knows the answers to those questions. Necerato, the writer/director of the upcoming feature film, Voiceless, wants to use the story of an Army vet-turned-activist named Jesse Dean to combat abortion and move the church to the street corners. 

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God Values our Availability in Ministry Over Our Ability

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:38:14 PST

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By Jonathon “JD” Douglass

You’ll see a lot of footage of us from Hillsong UNITED on stage, and in the studio, in the new movie HILLSONG-LET HOPE RISE. We are, after all, worship leaders, and the movie is what some are calling Hollywood’s first-ever theatrical worship experience.

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Christians in Hollywood: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:42:14 PST

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by Zoe Romanowsky

After more than two decades in Los Angeles, Barbara Nicolosi knows the Christian scene in Hollywood extremely well. The founder and chair emeritus of Act One, Inc., a nonprofit program to train and mentor Christians for careers as Hollywood writers and executives, Nicolosi has been a script analyst, production company executive, and consultant on scores of entertainment and media projects including The Passion of the Christ and TV shows like Joan of Arcadia and Saving Grace.

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Hillsong United's Jad Gillies Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes of Band's Film

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:34:31 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

Hillsong United is a worship band formed through Hillsong Church’s youth ministry in 1998, now responsible for fifteen albums and dozens of worldwide tours. Now, the band is led by Joel Houston, JD Douglass, Matt Crocker, Taya Smith, and Jad Gillies, who share their worship philosophy, family background, and firsthand experience in a feature-length film, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, out September 16. To get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look, Christian Cinema caught up with Gillies, as the native New Zealander called in from the home of Hillsong Church in Australia.

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Pure Flix Launches I am Hope Movement in Honor of Rachel Scott

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:46:04 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

Pure Flix’s I’m Not Ashamed, the story of how Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott became a Christian and impacted her community, will debut on October 21, but the I Am Hope movement will kickoff on September 28 at See You at the Pole. To find out more about the film and the event itself, I spoke with Franklin Santagate, vice president of global strategic alliances for Pure Flix Entertainment.

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Sully Screenwriter Wants Church to Be Heroic

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 22:42:25 PST

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By Jacob Sahms

When I caught up with Todd Komarnicki, the writer of Sully, I found that he’s quick-witted and friendly. Most recently, Komarnicki worked to take Chesley Sullenberger’s memoir, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, and adapt it into the feature film that stars Tom Hanks, directed by Clint Eastwood. It’s the tale of a man who showed up for work one day, safely cared for 155 souls, and faced intense public scrutiny for his efforts. Having just seen the film a few days before, I told Komarnicki that the audience left raving about the heroism of a real American hero.

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