2014 Friday Family Film Festival

Plaza

7:00

Christmas Grace 

 

CHRISTMAS GRACE is the story of a small town toy store owner who is facing going out of business from a larger toy company that is moving in. As the two rival toy store owners face off, Gary is put out of business but reopens due to a successful innovation that he created after his store closed. Gary reaches out to his corporate rival and extends the grace and love that Christmas is all about.

 

9:15   

Awakened   

 

In today’s culture young girls are besieged with distorted views of love from movie theaters, laptops and even Christian bookstores. We are easily awakened to impassioned desires during the most potentially fruitful years of our lives. Is it normal to be mentally engulfed in a saga of boys, crushes, and romantic daydreams that are presented as being inseparable from young adulthood? How do we handle infatuations, and God-given longings for marriage? The world beckons us to follow our hearts; God commands us to guard them, but how? Awakened follows the joy seen by generations of women who are disciplining their hearts and minds and the steadfast men who lead and encourage them to enjoy the intimacy Christ wishes for every young lady.

 

Forum I

7:00     

How to Watch a Movie As a Family 

 

Join Geoff Botkin as he analyzes a film from it’s musical score, to the words coming from each character’s mouth, to the way in which scenery and colors are used.

 

 

9:15     

BLUE 

 

BLUE is more than a film, it’s an idea. Ideas have the power to change the way we think, begin movements, and even change the world. One of the most prominent idea of our time today is the Green Movement, which says that the Earth is threatened by the activity, even the existence, of mankind, and that the noble response is to restrict our freedom in order to save the planet. The movie BLUE challenges that idea.

 

 

 

Forum III

7:00    

Hero

 

One man’s broken relationship with his family fills him with the determination to make a difference in his town, and to win back the son he left behind. Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to involve both fathers and sons in a common effort. His actions begin to turn the heart of a father in prison, and transform a town. As fathers grow in their relationship with their sons, they learn that God the Father wants the same close relationship with them.  

 

9:15    

Noah

 

Noah – And The Last Days
In the time of Noah, people were going about their daily lives, not mindful of the impending destruction. Like them, are we ignoring warnings of God’s coming judgment? The Bible gives us clear signs of the last days. Did you know the Scriptures say we will see:

  • Flippant use of God’s name
  • Money-hungry preachers and rampant hypocrisy in the church
  • Wars and rumors of wars
  • An acceptance of homosexuality
  • Denial of a global flood
But surely no educated person could believe that Noah and his ark ever really existed. Wouldn’t it be impossible to fit millions of species of animals into one boat? And what evidence is there (if any) for a worldwide catastrophic flood? However…what if it did all happen exactly as the Bible says? What would that mean? Who was Noah, and why is the amazing account of his life so relevant to you in the 21st century? Don’t be caught unaware. Time may be very short. Will you be ready?