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February 2016 Archives

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Heads UP. I just watched the film festival-winning short film with all the delight of finding a lost episode of The Twilight Zone. It’s the story of Simon (Brian …Read More

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Risen opens nationwide in theaters tomorrow (2/19). Synopsis (from the film’s website): Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. …Read More

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. From Sony’s AFFIRM FILMS division,  Risen tells the epic story of Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a non-believing Roman Military official assigned to find Jesus’ missing body following the Resurrection. Maria …Read More

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Healing Music. Jeannie Ortega, who I have come to know through some Mastermedia events, was just 19 when she found success as a recording artist via the hit 2006 …Read More

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Luther meets the Pope. Joseph Fiennes, who played Protestant Reformation initiator Martin Luther in a 2003 biopic,  met Pope Francis in Vatican City yesterday. Fiennes is in the city …Read More

Born to Win (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand today (2/15). From the producer of the hit faith film Faith Like Potatoes, which sold over 2.2 million DVDs in 17 languages worldwide, the moving drama …Read More

Francis the First. In a cinematic first, Pope Francis will become the first pontiff to act in a scripted movie. In AMBI Pictures’ Beyond the Sun, Pope Francis portrays himself in an inspirational story based on Gospel parables. The concept …Read More