Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 07/03/24

Fourth of July entertainment suggestions:

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot in theaters.

Inspired by a true story, the film tells the story of a rural East Texas church that stepped up and adopted 77 foster system children that nobody else would take.

Riffing on the movie’s title, writer/producer Rebekah Weigel says it refers to “the sound of a courageous little church standing up and fighting for children who are being exploited and abused.” She notes “There are more than 100,000 kids languishing in the foster system in America that need a family, and their deep cry for healing will be heard through this film. It’s time to follow this community’s lead, across this nation and around the world. We are so excited to partner with Angel Studios to ignite the movement to end the foster crisis.”

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot is directed by Joshua Weigel and stars Nika King (Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Justified, The Rookie) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Outer Banks, Lost).

The film is the latest big screen offering from Angel Studios, the company behind last year’s blockbuster hit Sound of Freedom which also debuted on July 4th.

George: Rise of a Revolutionary streaming on Fox Nation.

Executive Producer Kelsey Grammer narrates this four-part docudrama chronicling the story of the Revolutionary War hero who would become America’s first president.

U.S. Comics releases graphic version of America’s origin story

The America graphic novel series is meticulously crafted to blend historical accuracy with gripping  narrative, showcasing pivotal events from our nation’s early history.

Veteran historical and animation writer Doug Peterson penned the series with historian William Federer of the podcast American Minute serving as Executive Editor. Art Ayris, CEO of Kingstone Studios, the company producing the graphic novels, says “We believe that by blending storytelling with historical accuracy, we can engage a new generation in the remarkable narrative that is America.”

Click here for more information.

Finally, here’s libertarian journalist John Stossel with his take on why the Fourth of July is still worth celebrating.

John W. Kennedy is a writer, producer and media development consultant specializing in television and movie projects that uphold positive timeless values, including trust in God.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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