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Jim Caviezel: Building Faith Through Film

Currently showing in theaters, When the Game Stands Tall tells the true story of coach Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle High School in California and his football program's record-setting winning streak. But the film isn't about winning; the real story centers on the coach's passion to build faith and character in the athletes. Caviezel (who plays Ladouceur) recently spoke with Charisma about his role and the impact of  faith-based films. read more

When The Holy Ghost Moves on the Big Screen

Darren Wilson's latest film, Holy Ghost, raises the bar in highlighting God's supernatural power onscreen. But it's the behind-the-scenes stories that indicate another emerging movement among believers and unbelievers alike. read more

When the Game Stands Tall

Inspired by a true story and opening in theaters nationwide on Aug. 22, When the Game Stands Tall depicts the faith-filled journey of Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), a football coach who, despite taking the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 12-year, 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport, was more concerned about shaping his players' hearts than winning games. read more

Persecuted

Releasing in theaters July 18, Persecuted tells the story of a modern-day evangelist named John Luther, played by SAG Award-nominated actor James Remar (X-Men: First Class, Dexter).Luther is the last holdout for a national endorsement to make sweeping reform in freedom of speech that would compel religious leaders to provide equal time to those of other faiths. A U.S. Senator, portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison (X-Men, Lost, Castle) and his political allies create a sinister plan of denial and scandal to frame John Luther for murder. read more

Ragamuffin

Based on the life and legacy of contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Rich Mullins, Ragamuffin premieres in select theaters May 2, releasing in 15 cities that include Nashville, Dallas, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Phoenix. The film stars Michael Koch as Mullins and is written by Ashleigh Phillips and David Leo Schultz. read more

Irreplaceable

With a divorce occurring every 13 seconds in the United States, Focus on the Family is aiming to stem the tide with its new documentary Irreplaceable. read more

Heaven Is for Real

Christian audiences have another opportunity to see how Hollywood treats one of their best-selling books released in the last five years. With more than 8 million copies of the book sold since 2010, Heaven Is for Real—the movie—is set to release in theaters Easter weekend. read more

Veil of Tears

Though shocking at times, Veil of Tears offers a rare and riveting look into the lives of millions of women in India who endure oppression. A documentary that shows how violence toward women has been ingrained in this society for centuries, the film takes viewers on a journey into the lives of women who are so demeaned as second-class citizens that they are beaten and raped in public areas or threatened with death and exile for having female children. read more

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Surrendered

A husband and father discovers that in order to keep his family together, he must first surrender himself to God’s plan in the motion picture Surrendered, releasing Nov. 5 from Pure Flix Entertainment. read more

God’s Not Dead

When a college student is tasked with scientifically proving the existence of God to his professor and classmates, he’s forced to examine his beliefs. If his argument fails to convince, he fails the class. Now a movie, God’s Not Dead weaves stories from multiple characters with perspectives on faith, doubt and disbelief and culminates in a dramatic call to action: If you believe God’s not dead, prove it. read more

Right to Believe

When a struggling reporter is demoted to the local paper’s community section, he’s faced with a career-ending dilemma. Tasked with covering the town’s first gay pride parade, he must determine if he’ll allow his biblical morals and beliefs to end his career. Out on DVD this month, Right to Believe tackles one of today’s most divisive topics between the church and secular culture. read more

Bringing Jesus Back to the Big Screen

Ten years after The Passion of the Christ shocked Hollywood by drawing millions to theaters worldwide, reality TV megaproducer Mark Burnett and Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey are bringing to the big screen Son of God, derived from their record-breaking History Channel series The Bible that was watched by more than 100 million TV viewers read more

Israel Houghton: From Music to Movies

Five-time Grammy Award-winning worship leader Israel Houghton has forged into new territory as a producer of the new film I’m in Love With a Church Girl, out on DVD this month. Houghton shares why he wanted this film released, what it says about the church and his future filmmaking plans. read more

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