Entertainment Meets Faith
April 2011 Entries
A prized entry at the Sundance Film Festival, Sympathy for Delicious is a new indie film about a paralyzed DJ who has the power to heal everyone, except himself. In his directorial debut, Mark Ruffalo (who also acts in the film) felt compelled to make longtime friend Christopher Thornton’s story, one he wrote based on personal experience.
Faith has been a recurring topic of conversation on CBS’ Survivor: Redemption Island as of late. At the center of these discussions is contestant Matt Elrod, 22, of Nashville, Tennessee. Tonight’s episode picks up with Matt struggling to stay in the game after being once again sent off to “Redemption Island”. In an email to CBN.com, Matt openly discusses his personal walk with God, how he’s played the game, and his future.
In the wake of surfer Bethany Hamilton’s newly released movie, "Soul Surfer", that chronicles her incredible journey after losing her arm in a shark attack, Warner Bros. is preparing to test the waters with their family film release, "Dolphin Tale". Based on true events, it is the story of a shy boy named Sawyer and the friend he finds in Winter, a young dolphin who loses her tail because of injuries she suffered while caught in a crab trap.
Known for his directing work on Oscar-winning, historical-based films, The Killing Fields and The Mission, British filmmaker Roland Joffé sets his sights on the Spanish Civil War. In this new film called There Be Dragons, Joffé follows the life St. Josemaria Escriva, a Roman Catholic priest from Spain who eventually founded Opus Dei.