Programme Spring 2015
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Mondays - 7.30pm at The Well Ardwick
Running Time 145 minutes
The true story of a family that fought the Nazi madness with the only weapon they had. Love.
Beautifully restored, this inspiring story of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom now outshines its own stunning 1975 Hollywood premiere.
In wartime Holland, the Ten Boom family quietly sheltered Jews in their small house – until Nazis discovered the “hiding place”. This is the remarkable true story of Corrie and her sister Betsie’s endurance of the death camp, and their sure hope that God alone is the true hiding place.
The Hiding Place remains the most popular movie ever produced by World Wide Pictures, the motion picture ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The Hiding Place stars Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O’Connell and Jeannette Clift in her Golden Globe nominated role as Corrie ten Boom. With the Nazi invasion of Holland, the ten Boom family joins the underground resistance to help save persecuted Jewish families. But when they are arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps themselves, they’re left with nothing to cling to but their faith. Painstakingly restored, this amazing true story of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom has been called “one of the 10 best films of 1975” (Jeffrey Lyons).
Based on the best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Starring Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets) as Todd Burpo, the real-life father whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton shares the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn’t possibly know.
Also starring in the film is Thomas Haden Church (Best Supporting Actor, Sideways, 2004), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Calvary) and Margo Martindale.
Running Time 106 mins
'Left Behind' is an apocalyptic Action-Thriller movie starring Nicolas Cage based on the New York Times bestselling novel that brings biblical prophecy to life in modern times.
The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.
The Steele family is caught on the razor’s edge of that darkness. RAY STEELE (Nicholas Cage), an airline pilot, struggles to calm, and ultimately to save the lives of the passengers that remain on his flight, as the world below loses its ability to help his plane, and any other to safety. Running out of fuel, his equipment failing, his crew escalating into panic, Ray must guide the plane with the help of GWN reporter, CAMERON “BUCK” WILLIAMS (Chad Michael Murray) who takes over the role of co-pilot in the face of the crisis. For Buck Williams, being trapped at 30,000 feet with a plane full of terrified passengers means a struggle to understand the incomprehensible.
On the ground, Ray’s daughter CHLOE STEELE (Cassi Thomson) struggles to find her young brother and mother, both of whom may have disappeared in the Biblical event. Forcing herself through the chaos, Chloe must navigate a world filled with terror and despair.
The Dove Foundation said of the film:
This tension-filled drama hits home and hits powerfully, and will challenge viewers to think: If this is really going to happen as the Bible says it will, what must I do to be ready? The film's themes include forgiving others and it concludes with Mark 13:32: 'But of that day and hour knoweth no man.'
'Left Behind' (2014) has earned five Doves from The Dove Foundation, our best rating. It is entertaining, suspenseful, and will motivate viewers to examine their own lives.
Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially-charged land reclaims and travels south with his family to start a better life in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
With nothing more than a caravan on a patch of land, and help from his foreman, Simeon Bhengu, the Buchan family struggle to settle in a new country.
Faced with ever-mounting challenges, hardships and personal turmoil, Angus quickly spirals down into a life consumed by anger, fear and destruction.
Based on the inspiring true story by Angus Buchan, the book was adapted for the big screen by Regardt van den Bergh and weaves together the moving life journey of a man who, like his potatoes, grows his faith, unseen until the harvest.
Angus Buchan wrote and published the book 'Faith Like Potatoes' in 1998. It continues to touch people from all age groups, social groups, backgrounds and cultures as is evident by its continued sales and the number of emails, faxes and letters that Angus receives from readers on a daily basis.
Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven is a modern adaptation of John Bunyan’s beloved classic tale.
Amazing visual effects, beautiful locations and a wonderful cast bring to life the story that has inspired each generation for hundreds of years. Follow Christian and his companions on the great journey from the City of Destruction to the gates of Heaven.
Along the way, the pilgrims face obstacles large and small, man-made and demon-spawned.
Beyond the gripping drama, Bunyan’s powerful allegory teaches us the hazards and hopes of the Christian life, and the triumphant glory that awaits all who faithfully follow the King of kings!
“Absolutely wonderful! A must have for the family!” Jonathan Falwell, Thomas Road Baptist Church
“Powerful message! Powerful movie!” John Hagee, John Hagee Ministries
This special anniversary release of the ever popular film tells the true story of the beginning of David Wilkerson’s work among the gangs of New York City and the dramatic conversion of the notorious street fighter, Nicky Cruz.
Now in over 25 languages, The Cross and the Switchblade, starring Pat Boone and Eric Estrada, is one of those rare films that has shown its unique power to connect with the deepest hopes and fears of youth around the world. It remains today one of the most compelling stories of love, grace and the truth that no one is ever so far gone that they cannot find the way out.
Share the miracle of a transformed life – a life changed from bondage to drugs, violence and crime to a life serving Jesus Christ!
This historic video presents the touching, true story of Nicky Cruz’s life. You will marvel at the human drama of Nicky’s story and witness how God gave him the call to take the message of Jesus Christ to teen gangs throughout America and the world.
Directed by Mel Gibson. With Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov. Jesus Christ' last hours and crucifixion.
In this version of Christ's crucifixion, based on the New Testament, Judas expedites the downfall of Jesus (Jim Caviezel) by handing him over to the Roman Empire's handpicked officials. To the horror of his mother, Mary (Maia Morgenstern), Magdalen (Monica Bellucci), whom he saved from damnation, and his disciples, Jesus is condemned to death. He is tortured as he drags a crucifix to nearby Calvary, where he is nailed to the cross. He dies, but not before a last act of grace.
The Passion of the Christ (sometimes referred to as The Passion) is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel asJesus Christ. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It also draws on pious accounts such as the Friday of Sorrows along with other devotional writings, such as those attributed to Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.
The film covers primarily the final 12 hours of Jesus' life, beginning with the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, the insomnia and grievance of the Virgin Mary, but ending with a brief depiction of his resurrection. Flashbacks of Jesus as a child and as a young man with Mary his mother, giving the Sermon on the Mount, teaching theTwelve Apostles, and at the Last Supper are some of the images depicted. The dialogue is entirely in reconstructed Aramaic and Latin with vernacular subtitles.
The film has been highly controversial and received mixed reviews, with some critics claiming that the extreme violence in the film "obscures its message."Catholic sources have questioned the authenticity of the non-biblical material the film drew on. The film, however, was a major commercial hit, grossing in excess of $600 million during its theatrical release. The Passion of the Christ is the highest grossing R-rated film in United States history, and the highest grossing non-English-language film of all time.
Based on the bestselling book 'The Ultimate Gift' by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an unexpected journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: 'What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?'
Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy grandfather, Howard 'Red' Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole 'reading of the will' thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls 'gifts', each challenging Jason in an unexpected way - the accumulation of which would change him forever.
What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.
His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war.
Bonhoeffer’s last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatised in this film.
More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
Ian grew up surfing the waters of New Zealand's eastern shore and at the age of 24 he sets out on a journey with his best friend to chase the perfect wave. Travelling through Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa, they surf incredible breaks and revel in the life of ongoing travel, party and adventure. While in Mauritius, Ian receives news that his brother is getting married and decides to go home for the wedding. The night before, Ian goes out for a final night dive with his local fisherman friends. In the dark water of the reef, Ian is stung by a group of deadly box jellyfish; the venom of which is so virulent, one sting can kill. Left on the shore by a frightened fisherman's son, Ian has to beg and plead for help to get to the hospital. As he lies dying in the ambulance, Ian hears an audible voice leading him, and he begins to cry out to God, knowing that death is close. He prays the Lord's Prayer and surrenders the rest of his life to Jesus.
At the Mauritian hospital, the doctor does all he can, but Ian is pronounced dead and is covered with a sheet and wheeled off to the morgue. Ian finds himself out of his own body and in foreboding darkness. Voices full of hate torment him and inform him he is in hell. Suddenly, a brilliant light breaks through the darkness lifting Ian towards it. Ian experiences wave after wave of love and finds himself in the presence of God. Ian is given a choice to stay or to return. At first, he wants to stay, but after Christ shows him his mother in prayer and also a multitude of people with whom God wants him to share his experience, Ian decides to return...
Hollywood actor and heartthrob Scott Eastwood, stars as the lead bringing to life the adventurous life of Ian McCormack, supported by Rachel Hendrix (October Baby), Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels) and Diana Vickers (X-Factor semi finalist)
The cast seamlessly tells this true story through memorable performances, with each cog playing their respective role to ensure audiences stay riveted to their seats as each cast member brings their respective characters to life.
'You saw me before I was born.' Psalm 139:16 (NLT)
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah -- unscripted -- collapses in front of the stunned audience.
After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted... after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past... and find hope for her unknown future.
In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.
How far would you go…to defend your belief in God?
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade.
As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future.
Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals.
With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him?
God’s Not Dead weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.