Monday, November 10, 2008

Does It Make You Crazy?

I live in a rural community in the north-east.  The closest movie theatre is 20 minutes away.  By-and-large the people of this area are known for their conservative values.  President-elect Obama, although winning both the popular and electoral college votes in our state, lost the popular vote (by a landslide) in our county.

I bring this up, only to provide some context for the comments that I am about to make.  Although I'm a Christian, and a pastor at that, I think that is important for people to make informed decisions about things.  On election day, I encouraged the members of my congregation to make informed decisions about who to vote for.  I suggested that we should look at all of the issues, and not just whether someone was pro-life or pro-choice.  Moreover, we endeavored to provide voter's guides that came from non-partisan sources.

When it comes to literature, magazines, and movies- I have encouraged people to explore things for themselves, rather than simply relying on what "Focus on the Family," or other reviewers have had to say.

To that end, when I saw the trailer for Bill Mahr's movie, I REALLY wanted to see it.  I've been waiting around (for well over a month) for this movie to come to a theatre near where I live.  However, it does not appear that the movie plans on coming my way.  

It's a shame really.  I would really like to encourage our church people to go see it.  Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to wait until the film hits DVD.

Until then, I was wondering what your thoughts and impressions about the film were?  Would you recommend it? and, Why?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting article, about the film, written from a Christian's perspective. While feeling that it was one-sided, Dan Kimball seemed to appreciate the film and the questions that it raised.