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“Stripling” Documentary Follows LDS Bodybuilder With a Message

"Stripling" Documentary Follows LDS Bodybuilder With a Message

A new documentary featuring Latter-day Saint and national bodybuilding champion Mike Symkoviak proves the heart is the mightiest muscle of all. Focused on what it takes to become spiritually “ripped,” Stripling was inspired by the description of Helaman’s Army in the Book of Mormon. Symkoviak is joined by a local young men’s leader Craig Anderson to share a story of determination, faith, …

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A Look at the New LDS Film, “Love, Kennedy”

A Look at the New LDS Film, "Love, Kennedy"

A new faith-based film by beloved LDS filmmaker T.C. Christensen is inspired by the true life and death story of Utah teenager Kennedy Hansen. Kennedy was your normal, fun-loving youth with a penchant for befriending others. Then, a terrible disease began to steal Kennedy’s motor skills and cognitive abilities. It would take years for the diagnosis of Juvenile Batten Disease, a rare …

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3 More LDS Films Available to Stream on Netflix

3 More LDS Films Available to Stream on Netflix

You may have seen our old list of the best Mormon movies to stream on Netflix. Well, we’ve got three more to add to the list and some updates to make. So grab the popcorn and get ready to binge watch! Once I Was a Beehive This is definitely the most exciting addition! The film about a grieving non-member teenager who …

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Help Catholic Dad See a Mormon Film!

Help Catholic Dad See a Mormon Film!

Clare is the only non-member producer of the recent movie Once I Was a Beehive, which is becoming the highest rated LDS film in over a decade. Below is an excerpt of her original blog post.  An open letter to the Mormon movie-goers of Utah: (Disclaimer: I am not Mormon. You may label me as an east-coast Catholic girl, a …

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Saturday’s Warrior Coming to the Big Screen in 2016

Saturday's Warrior Coming to the Big Screen in 2016

Saturday’s Warrior began as a college project in 1973 and quickly turned into a Mormon cult classic. Now, the creators are hard at work bringing the musical to the big screen. Set the be released in 2016, Saturday’s Warrior will be an updated retelling of the original musical, which follows the Flinders family on Earth after they make promises to …

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Movie Review: The Cokeville Miracle Transforms Terrifying Hostage Situation Into a Witness of God’s Love

The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle, the latest offering from beloved LDS filmmaker T.C. Christensen, is achingly real, but will leave the viewer feeling empowered and hopeful. Depicting the 1986 Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis, the film shows the madness that occurred when a man and his wife detonated a bomb inside a room holding every teacher and student in the school, and …

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14th LDS Film Festival To Host Record Number of Films

14th LDS Film Festival 2015

Envision. Create. Illuminate. This is the motto for the LDS Film Festival, which began in 2001 to give LDS filmmakers a place to showcase their work. Now celebrating its fourteenth year, the festival is gearing up to screen a record number of feature films and host numerous panels. The festival will open on March 4, 2015 with a special viewing …

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Exclusive Look at Powerful New LDS Film, Freetown

Behind the Scenes of Freetown

Freetown is a powerful new film that depicts the true story of missionaries in 1990 Liberia and their dangerous journey to escape the the civil war-torn region. Filmed on location in West Africa, the film has been selected for the 2015 Pan African Film Festival, which is dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent and building …

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