This week The Values Voters Summit, held every year by the Family Research Council, will screen the redemptive movie “Beyond the Farthest Star.” This year presidential candidates will be speaking along with other celebrities, media, and organizations. The summit will be televised live on CSPAN and network news. To also see where this movie is currently playing in theaters, how to get tickets, and/or to follow the progress in its theater screenings, see “Beyond the Farthest Star” on its Facebook page or on its Web site.
“Beyond the Farthest Star” is an artistic, captivating movie that focuses on truth and family. “Beyond the Farthest Star” is an on demand movie provided by Gathr® Films that has facilitated the success of the independent redemptive movie, “Beyond the Mask.” The 168 Film Festival has also promoted this movie because Andrew Librizzi (Texas filmmaker, writer and director of “Beyond the Farthest Star”) has been one of the 168-empowered successful career launches. Librizzi’s first feature length film, “Beyond the Farthest Star,” which was released to theaters in August, continues to enjoy on-demand screenings through Gathr® Films.
Mojo Box Office on September 21 reveals that good redemptive and family movies are in the theaters at the top of the box office. These include the following in top box office order for this week: “War Room,” “Captive.” “Inside Out,” “Ant-man,” “90 Minutes in Heaven,” and “Shaun the Sheep.” These are among the best picks for movies in theaters for the last week of September. (To see valuable reviews for these movies and less appropriate ones for families in cinemas and more, go to Movieguide.org.)
The future is bright for redemptive and family movies in theaters. There are some promising movies set for release in theaters this fall for all ages that include “Pan” (October 9) and “Woodlawn” (Oct. 16). November 6, “The Peanuts Movie,” which is one of the rare G movies for all ages in theaters is due out in theaters. Another promising movie due out in theaters for all ages on November 25 is Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.” November 25 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,” is set to open in theaters release. December 18 “Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens” is due in cinemas. (It is critical to check out reviews on reputable family movie sites to select the best and most suitable movies. Some titles may seem appropriate but in fact have unsuitable content.)
Other promising redemptive and family movies in list that keeps expanding on the horizon for early in 2016 are the following: The Masked Saint, ” “Risen,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Ben-Hur,” “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt,” “God’s not Dead 2,” “Miracles from Heaven,””The Jungle Book,” “I Am Not Ashamed: Rachel Joy Scott Story,” “Same Kind of Different as Me,””Finding Dory,” “Providence,” “Left Behind 2,” and “The BFG,” and “Full of Grace.”
Other hopeful, redemptive, and/or family films in a growing list of movies in development for theaters include: “Young Messiah,” “Do You Believe 2,” “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew,” “Ten Commandments,” “King David,” “Apostle Paul’ (with Hugh Jackman), “Pontius Pilate,” “Butterfly Circus,” “The Adventures of Tintin 2,” “Touchdown on the Tundra,” and HD Texas movies.
Also, although there have recently been few G movies in theaters and there is more good programming for children on DVDs, streaming sources, and PBS television, Disney is developing a growing number of promising live action remakes for movies in theaters: “Aladdin,” “The Jungle Book,” “Mulan,” “Dumbo,” Winnie the Pooh,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Pinocchio,” “Fantasia,” “Tinker Bell,” and “Chip ‘n’ Dale.” (Again, even for remakes and reboots of familiar titles, it is important to check out good reviews by the best in redemptive and family programming, to check as to current suitability.)
The top picks for movies in theaters for the last week are September are for four PG movies (due to hard subjects although they are handled without anything gratuitous or salacious) in the following order for artistry and content: “Captive” (features renowned British actor David Oyelowo, PG-13, teenagers and adults), “90 Minutes in Heaven” (PG-13, older children through adults)”, “War Room” (PG, older children through adults), and “Beyond Farthest Star”(PG-13, teenagers and adults). For children and or the whole family, the following PG movies for all ages are recommended in order for artistry and content: “Inside Out,” and “Shaun the Sheep.”