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Author and Bible Teacher Priscilla Shirer makes her film debut in ‘War Room.’ Watch the Trailer here

by Yada MagazineMarch 21, 2015

From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.

Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.

Opening nationwide in theaters August 28 and filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brothers’ films, WAR ROOM is a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.

WAR ROOM is the highly anticipated fifth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, Facing the Giants, Flywheel).

The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan [...]

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Paramount Pictures to Distribute ‘CAPTIVE’ Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

by Harry ItieMarch 21, 2015

/Christian Newswire/ — Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “CAPTIVE,” starring David Oyelowo (“SELMA”) and Kate Mara (“FANTASTIC FOUR,” “House of Cards”). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015.

Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson, the film is based on the book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. The film’s screenplay is by Brian Bird.

David Oyelowo said,”I was drawn to this story because it beautifully illustrates how a broken spirit can be healed by an unexpected source of hope. I feel blessed to be continuing my very fruitful relationship with Paramount.”

Also starring Michael K Williams, Mimi Rogers, Jessica Oyelowo and Leonor Varela, the film was produced by Terry Botwick, Jerry Jameson, David Oyelowo and Ken Wales in addition to BN Films’ Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin and Katrina Wolfe. The executive producers are Santiago Garcia Galvan, BN’s Jonathan Gray, Elliott Lester, Ralph Winter and Bird. BN fully financed the picture.

Terry Botwick said, “In March of 2005 Ashley’s story captivated the nation on news outlets everywhere. Her story is thrilling and redemptive as God intersected the lives of two very broken people in the most dramatic way. It has been amazing getting to know Ashley and to be working [...]

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EchoLight Studios Announces Release of ‘Return To The Hiding Place’ This May

by Yada MagazineFebruary 26, 2015

Untold True Story of Bravery and Heroism During One of the Darkest Times in History

/Christian Newswire/ — EchoLight Studios is set to release “Return To The Hiding Place” May 1st in more than 650 EchoLight Cinemas locations across the United States.

Directed By Peter C. Spencer and Josiah Spencer, “Return To The Hiding Place” is based on the true story of brilliant young Physics student Hans Poley, who chooses not to join the Nazi party, therefore risking his life. To protect him, Hans’ parents force him into hiding in the home of Corrie ten Boom, famous for hiding Jews during the Nazi regime. While under her protection, Hans witnesses the atrocities the Nazis inflict upon the Jews, and decides to take action. Hans is not alone, however: resistance fighter Piet Hartog invites Hans, as well as Piet’s true love, Aty van Woerden (Corrie ten Boom’s niece), into an intricate web of espionage and clandestine activities operating out of the famous Hiding Place.

“We are excited about sharing this incredibly important story. We are honored that ‘Return To The Hiding Place’ has entrusted EchoLight Cinemas with premiering their film,” said Jeff Sheets, EchoLight Studios President.

“This is our first partnership movie and it reflects the disruptive power of EchoLight Cinemas, as well as the impact of marketing directly to your core audience: the [...]

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Best-Selling Author and Filmmaker Joe Amaral Examines the Heavens in New Documentary, “Story in the Stars”

by Yada MagazineFebruary 25, 2015

From bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker, Joe Amaral, comes the new documentary, “Story in the Stars,” to be released on March 2nd in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack.

Since the beginning of time man has wondered, what’s up there, who put it there and why. After an intense dream during the cold Canadian winter of 2012, Amaral decided to look up the images he had seen: a woman in the heavens, a looming dragon and millions of stars.

“These images eventually led me to Revelation 12,” says Amaral. “It was exactly as I had seen them in my dream. Over two thousand years ago, the apostle John, who wrote the book of Revelation, was on the island of Patmos. It would have been pitch black with zero light pollution, and the stars would literally have been popping out of the night sky. After some fierce study and comparison, I realized that the images that John was describing in the book of Revelation, perfectly lined up with the constellations in the sky. This led me to search out the Scriptures for other evidence that God was the source and the root of the constellations.”

After years of careful study and analysis, Amaral reached the conclusion that each of the twelve zodiacs were created and positioned by God to tell the greatest story ever told, and He wrote it in the stars.

“Story in the Stars” uses biblical, historical and scientific knowledge to reveal how each constellation actually points us back to Jesus, and that the message [...]

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Why the New Movie ‘David and Goliath’ will Outshine ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus’

by Yada MagazineJanuary 29, 2015

Christian Newswire/ — At a recent press junket, director Tim Chey discussed the differences between his upcoming ‘David and Goliath’ movie and the other two, ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus.’

“Well first off, I’m not only a director, but also an evangelist,” says Chey who has spoken at some of the largest churches in the U.S. and abroad. “So obviously I’m not going to make a film that’s Biblically not correct or does not give honor to the Lord.”

‘David and Goliath’ is considered one of the big three Bible movies hitting theaters after “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The film wrapped principal photography in North Africa and in studios in London and opens as a platform release nationwide on April 3.

Chey refers to the backlash of the film ‘Noah’ which many Christian pastors and leaders shunned. The film still was a box office hit at $120 million, but Christians stayed away in droves.

“There are no rock monsters helping David unfortunately,” Chey jokes to the laughter of the reporters. “But kidding aside, I wanted to make a film that will reinvigorate the kind of faith the future King of Israel had, namely fighting a giant with a zero percent chance of defeating him outside of God.”

‘David and Goliath’ looks at one of the most powerful and beloved [...]

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Author and Bible Teacher Priscilla Shirer makes her film debut in ‘War Room.’ Watch the Trailer here


 
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Paramount Pictures to Distribute ‘CAPTIVE’ Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

 
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Best-Selling Author and Filmmaker Joe Amaral Examines the Heavens in New Documentary, “Story in the Stars”


 
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Why the New Movie ‘David and Goliath’ will Outshine ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus’


 
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