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New Tivoli Theater may struggle to regain art house film fans

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The story of Kansas City’s premiere Art House cinema is, in recent memory, one of great sadness. Tivoli Cinemas closed its doors back in April of this year to much surprise as ...

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She was the ‘Moses of her people’: film on the life of Harriet Tubman opens in theaters

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The new move about the life of Harriet Tubman tells the incredible journey of faith for the former slave who never learned to read or write but still managed to lead dozens ...

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University of Missouri backs off ultimatum made to The Crossing church after sermon controversy

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The fallout continues from the decision by Ragtag Cinema and the True/False Film Festival in Columbia to cut ties with The Crossing church because of a recent sermon about gender. The University ...

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‘Cancel culture’ forces church to stop screening of Jordan Peterson documentary

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The “Cancel Culture” is beginning to come after churches. The latest example is a documentary about Jordan Peterson, Ph.D., a Canadian professor who has become well known for his stances against political ...

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World’s fastest growing church: No buildings, no central leadership, led by women

For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world. It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in ...

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5 things to know about the Downton Abbey movie

The king and queen are coming to Lord Robert Crawley’s 300-room estate, Downton Abbey, and he has exactly two weeks to get ready for it. Thankfully, he has some of the hardest-working ...

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‘Overcomer’ opens in top 3 at theaters

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The faith-themed film “Overcomer” opened strong over the weekend, placing third at the box office and grossing over $8.2 million at over 1,700 theaters. The drama is directed and produced by Alex ...

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Overcomer is a movie that asks: What defines you?

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What defines who you are? Your job? Your spouse, your partner, your accomplishments? Does your sense of well-being and satisfaction come from dependence on your position or friends or appearance or skills? ...

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Universal cancels release of movie portraying hunted Trump voters

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After days of outrage from many quarters, Universal Pictures has canceled the release of the controversial and violent movie ‘The Hunt’ simply saying that, ‘now is not the right time.’ “While Universal Pictures ...

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Kendrick brothers’ ‘Overcomer’ leads August family-friendly spotlight

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I admit it. I cried during the first Kendrick Brothers movie I watched: the marriage-themed Fireproof (2008). I did the same during Courageous (2011), which spotlighted fatherhood, and War Room (2015), which ...

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Jeremy Camp wants to ‘share the hope’ of Christ in new album, movie

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For Christian singer Jeremy Camp, the next year won’t be like any other 12-month stretch during his long career. It began in June with the making of I Still Believe — a ...

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Deaf child’s impact on world subject of film ‘In a Silent World’

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The documentary In a Silent World is now available on Amazon Prime Video. The 90-minute film, by filmmaker Donald Boggs, chronicles the emotional journey of hearing parents, Marshall and Terry Lawrence, as they navigate an unknown culture ...

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Stephen Curry film: Love over hate after Emanuel Church massacre

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Four years ago, 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He sat down for a Bible study, then shot and killed nine people. His goal was ...

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You’ll love these 4 things about new film Pilgrim’s Progress

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The best-selling book of all time is the Bible. The second best? It’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, the 1678 allegorical book by Puritan pastor John Bunyan he began writing while in prison. It’s ...

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Abby Johnson desires ‘wave of conviction’ with ‘Unplanned’ abortion film

Abby Johnson was “vulnerable.” Raised in a Christian pro-life home and a church that never really talked about abortion, she believed her employer Planned Parenthood was “a woman’s empowerment organization.” Then she ...

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Tebow’s movie beats Oscar winning film, lands in top 10

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It’s a hit! That’s what folks in Hollywood are admitting to, referring to the movie Tim Tebow produced, “Run the Race.” The film, for which Tebow is a producer, landed in the ...

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Hollywood actress willing to risk it all for pro-life film, claims getting blacklisted ‘worth it’

Actress Ashley Bratcher has risked her career to star in a film that tells the story of a former Planned Parenthood employee who refused to refer any more babies for abortion after ...

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‘My Pillow’ inventor donates $1 million to pro-life film

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I addition to his pillow, his donation may also help him sleep at night. The inventor of the “My Pillow,” Mike Lindell, is investing $1 million into the pro-life film “Unplanned.” “I’m ...

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Adopting 3 kids brings mayhem and hilarity in film ‘Instant Family’

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Instant Family is the story of a married couple who have postponed having children of their own but then try adopting a trio of foster siblings, who turn their lives upside down. Inspired ...

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State to filmmakers: make same-sex marriage films or go to jail

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Two Christian filmmakers will appear before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films ...

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New Stars Wars ‘Solo’ takes a turn to the dark side

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” has a tall order to fill. It makes an attempt to satisfy the differing backstory imaginings of millions of fans, offer the nostalgia that many crave, show ...

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FamilyLife’s ‘Like Arrows’ film to spotlight Christ-centered parenting

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Alex Kendrick’s latest film, ‘Like Arrows,’ was daunting to make, he says. The filmmaker has directed or produced five films during his career, but none of them had the unique challenges that ...

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Tragic loss began “I Can Only Imagine” actor’s journey into film

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To the surprise of many, the sleeper hit of the Spring has been “I Can Only Imagine.” The film opened at #3 across the nation and has since grossed over $70 million–beating ...

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‘The Star’ breaks faith-based animated drought

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Something changed Nov. 17, when Sony’s Affirm Films released The Star. The film follows a donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun), a dove named Dave (Keegan-Michael Key), a sheep named Ruth ...

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Ben-Hur is a Gospel-infused ‘visual delight’

When the first Ben-Hur trailer was released earlier this year, my concerns were the same as many other moviegoers and critics. It appeared heavy on action, short on story, and – aghast! ...

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