The NRB says so.
(I was surprised to see anyone on the internet supporting both (totally unrelated) movies on their website. One is a docu-drama about families produced by Focus, and the other is an epic Hollywood-type true WW2 story about the Jewish people in Hungary.)
Have you ever heard of the NRB?
... stands for National Religious Broadcasters.
Anyway, NRB recommends both movies.
Here's what they have to say about Walking With The Enemy: (which, of the two movies, opens first. April 25)
... “a powerful story of courage in the face of great adversity that every Christian and Jew should see” and “a triumph in filmmaking that gives the audience a real sense of the human drama that was the Holocaust.”
... the movie presents “a timely message for today as we see anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, Israel pressed on all sides, and many Christians dying for their faith in places like Egypt, Darfur, and now Syria.”
“This is a must-see film for anyone who wants to understand the deception, manipulation, and the evil that seeks to destroy the people of God.”
You can read the full article here.
Walking with the Enemy opens this Friday at select theaters in the US. Check here to see if your local theatre is listed.
Here's one of the trailers:
And a clip:
Surprisingly, (at least to me) was this recommendation by Christian News Wire:
A Celebration of the Human Spirit and the Courage of one man who against all odds, in the face of Danger, stands up for his beliefs and saves thousands from the Nazi Death Camps.
... a haunting telling of Hungarian war hero Pinchas Rosenbaum's story of courage, sacrifice and redemption against the backdrop of war-torn Budapest near the end of WWII. A testament to the endurance of the human spirit, Walking with the Enemy features breathtaking cinematography and gripping scenes in which hope triumphs over despair and "righteous gentiles" come to the aid of their Jewish brethren.
Full article can be found here.
If you want more info, check out the Facebook page here.
(And while you're at it, just go ahead and LIKE the page and make a difference. Liberty Studios will donate 10 cents for every like to the Wounded Warrior Project. )
I'm not sure if Liberty Studios was planning on promoting this as a must-see film to Christians, but there you have it. I find this funny and awesome and surprising and it makes me smile.
And the other movie you should totally go see?
On May 6 in the States.
On May 7 in Canada.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Focus on the Family Canada presents the Pine Creek Entertainment documentary Irreplaceable, which seeks to address fundamental questions about family. The documentary’s host Tim Sisarich travels the world to explore what “family” really means – and why it is so important to humanity.
"The Irreplaceable documentary is timely and provocative, challenging the audience to take a closer look at their own family and what can be done to make it stronger. It also reinforces that it is never too late to become a good father, mother, sister or brother."
In Irreplaceable Sisarich explores how the breakdown of the family has made an impact on virtually every segment of society. Poverty, addictions, divorce, abuse, abandonment—all of these can be tied to the disintegration of the family. Sisarich travels the world, talking to a diverse group of notable experts such as National Center for Fathering CEO Carey Casey, philosopher Dr. Roger Scruton and award-winning filmmaker, neuropsychologist and writer Dr. Anne Moir to unpack “what is family?” and “does family still matter in today’s society?”
To follow the conversation, go to the Irreplaceable page on Facebook here.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Being a part (well mostly just the bossy, list-making, deadline imposing part) of the creative team that helped with the promotional assets for (the Canadian version of) the trailer, posters, banners, brochures and whatnot) of Irreplaceable. Grateful for the experience.
2. Working with Clint (at an arms's length) re: video edits for the trailer. Proud of him.
3. I'm thankful for the whole entertainment industry. From writers, to directors, producers, actors, set designers, artists, stunt folk, costume people, marketers, promo teams, to score composers, ... all of them. So grateful.