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True story of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson streams this month

The Blind,” the true story of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame, will be available on demand from Great American Pure Flix, beginning on March 22.

“The message of ‘The Blind’ is wherever a soul is on life’s journey, it is never too late to find redemption,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Great American Media. “We are honored to be the exclusive streaming home to such a high-quality movie.”

The story includes the dark moments that led to Robertson’s redemption. “When I ran up on Jesus all those years ago, I didn’t know a movie about my worst moments would help reach thousands in theirs,” he said. “We pray everyone will watch ‘The Blind’ so they can see that redemption and forgiveness are for every last one of us.”

Robertson was 28 years old when he stumbled to his knees and saw the devil staring back from his own reflection. A decade of heavy drinking and fast living had left his life, his family and his marriage in tatters. It was only then that he began to conquer the shame of his past, finding redemption in an unlikely place.

Born into hard times in Vivian, La., Roberston became the man of his house when he was just a boy. His father was away months at a time working on oil rigs and his mother was hospitalized repeatedly for mental illness. Robertson became one with the backwoods swamps, which brought him peace through nature and fed his younger siblings. A natural sportsman in the woods and on the field, he became a football phenomenon -0 a highly scouted high school and college All-American who received a scholarship to Louisiana Tech. Robertson was the first-team quarterback ahead of future Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.

He married his high school sweetheart, started a family and became a high school teacher. He rose from nothing to nothing but possibility before he lost it all. “The Blind” is a cinematic reminder that no one is beyond the grace of God, and no one is so far gone that they cannot turn their life around.

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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