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IndoctriNation will Premiere Nationwide through National Movie Night this weekend

Friday, March 16th, 2012

 

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Best Documentary award-winning film "IndoctriNation" reveals the anti-God nature of American public education, will be screened nationwide through National Movie Night this weekend
 
Esmont, VA, 3/16/2012 — The award winning new film, IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America, produced by serial documentarian Colin Gunn, will be premiered nationwide March 16-18 through the National Movie Night, a project of Freedom Film Distributors. Traveling all over America with his family in a big yellow school bus and conducting a series of candid conversational interviews, Colin Gunn, a Scottish filmmaker, actor, and homeschool father of seven children living in Texas, is on a quest to discover the origins of our modern educational system. What he discovers is a masterful design that sought to replace God’s plan for training up the next generation with a humanistic, man-centered program that fragmented the family and undermined the influence of the Church and its Great Commission.
 
Part documentary, part testimonial — a confessional and a rebuke, this film is above all a challenge and an encouragement to millions of Christians who need to know what history, experience, and the Scriptures have to say about what is perhaps the pivotal issue of our time: the discipleship and training of the next generation. IndoctriNation is premiering nationwide through National Movie Night, which is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. Freedom Film Distributors will also promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of distributors and affiliates.
 

 
At the 2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF), IndoctriNation took the Jubilee award for Best Documentary, and was runner up for the $101,000 Best of Festival award, the largest grand prize for any independent film festival. Upon receiving the ‘Best Documentary’ award, Gunn noted that Indoctrination was made for “others out of genuine love for the concerns of children in America. We were so blessed to give this message. And at the end of the film [we] make it clear: The problem with public schools is that [they] drive children away from Christ. And that was the real reason for making this film, and we pray that the Lord was glorified in it.” Heralded as the right film at the right time by the right person, IndoctriNation has been critically acclaimed by leading Christian thinkers.
 
Indoctrination movie
 
Cal Thomas (America’s most widely syndicated op-ed columnist) writes:
 
"Every Christian parent with a child in a government school should see this [movie] and be forced to confront their unwillingness to do what Scripture requires for the children on loan to them by God. A mass exodus from government schools is the only way to preserve the souls and minds of our children." IndoctriNation is a feature length documentary film that takes the audience on a panoramic exploration of one of the most important and controversial issues in the history of mankind, the issue of education.
 
 
 
Ted Baehr of MovieGuide exclaimed:
 
"This is the most important issue facing the Body of Christ, an issue that must be addressed and put to rest forever. IndoctriNation is an extremely important movie. Every church in America should show IndoctriNation. Every Christian should show IndoctriNation to their friends."
 
Indoctrination movie
 
For more information on the film visit the website, www.indoctrinationmovie.com.
 
The National Movie Night project is one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build alternative and independent vehicles for the promotion of independent films that uphold the values of Faith, Family, and Freedom. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts are provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with DVD packs to distribute to event attendees. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots film promotion of independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country. For more info, visit:
 

Freedom Film Distributors is a film distribution company focused on independently produced faith-friendly, family-oriented, and freedom-loving films and educational videos. Its business strategy is a decentralized model of distribution using a network of local distributors to engage both consumer and wholesale markets in their territories through a combination of event marketing, organizational partnerships, and local networks. Movie Night Hosts help promote films through the National Movie Night project and other local film screenings. Organizational partnerships and affiliates help broaden the awareness of the Freedom Film Distributors catalog of God-honoring and family-edifying products. Independent film marketing services and consultation to producers is also available.  For more info, visit: www.freedomfilmdistributors.com

SAICFF Jubilee Awards for Best in Christian Film

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
 
SAICFF 2012 Jubilee awards stage
 
This year’s San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF) was by all accounts, a fantastic event. SAICFF has become the largest independent Christian film festival in the world, and awards the largest prize for any independent film festival – the $101,000 Best of Festival Jubilee Award.  SAICFF Founder Doug Phillips proclaimed "Our mission is to inspire, encourage, reward and ultimately to build a replacement industry for Hollywood. Too many simply complain about Hollywood's darkness. Our mission is to light candles of hope by affirming those films that exalt what is true, good, and noble."
 
SAICFF 2012 Christian Filmmakers Academy Doug Phillips and panel
 
The Christian Filmmakers Academy ran for three days before the film festival, and was a great time of learning and networking. Students at the CFA were treated this year to talks by film industry veterans like Kirk Cameron, Stephen Kendrick, Geoff Botkin, Tryg Jacobsen and others. There was more emphasis this year on the business side of filmmaking – film promotion and distribution – which is much-needed from our perspective as one of the only alternative film distribution companies around. We’re excited that there is now more discussion of this fourth part of the SAICFF mission statement: “To facilitate the development of alternative and independent vehicles for producing and distributing films outside the Hollywood machine, which will build, bless, and benefit the American family.”
 
The Film Festival was an exciting lineup: six semi-finalists for Feature Film, 25 semi-finalists for documentary, seven semi-finalists each for Creation and Great Commission categories, 16 semi-finalists for short film, nine semi-finalists for Young Filmmaker, and five semi-finalists each for Promotional Media and Commercial Advertisement. 
 
SAICFF 2012 Jubilee winners - Fernandez, Gunn, Kendrick, Doug Phillips, Garcia, King
 
The 2012 SAICFF Jubilee Award Winners included:

SAICFF 2012 Steven Kendrick acceptance speech for Courageous

Courageous producer Steven Kendrick gave a moving acceptance speech. "I want to take this opportunity, as we made a movie about fatherhood, to honor my father," Kendrick stated. "He was the chainbreaker in our family . . . and there's no one who's had a greater impact on our lives [as] his sons."

"The motto of [Courageous] was: Dads need to stand up and turn their hearts toward the Lord and say, 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,'" continued Kendrick. "And it was our Dad that taught us to do that, and it's an honor to pass on that legacy to our children."
 
Three of these Jubilee award winners are currently scheduled to be screened nationwide in the coming months through National Movie Night, a project of Freedom Film Distributors designed to enable grassroots promotion of independently produced films. We are working on adding other finalists and award winners to the National Movie Night schedule and our catalog of independent Christian films.
 
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
 
The nationwide premiere of the SAICFF Best Documentary winner IndoctriNation is scheduled for March 16-18thIndoctriNation takes a hard look at the true state of public education in America, its humanistic origins, and whether Christians should be giving their children over to the state education system.
 
IndoctriNation producer Colin Gunn stated that Indoctrination was made for "others out of genuine love for the concerns of children in America. We were so blessed to give this message. And at the end of the film [we] make it clear: The problem with public schools is that [they] drive children away from Christ. And that was the real reason for making this film, and we pray that the Lord was glorified in it."
 
Two Hats - 2012 SAICFF Best Great Commission Film winner
 
The nationwide premiere of the SAICFF Best Great Commission film winner Two Hats is scheduled for March 30th – April 1st. This moving documentary about Brad and Deborah Wells and their 7 children leaving Idaho to go to the missions field in Papau New Guinea follows them through both setbacks and accomplishments as they share God’s Word, raise a family, and establish the country’s first Christian radio station.
 
Two Hats producer/director Andrew Garcia accepted the award, saying "This is an incredible honor, and I want to start by thanking my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Him, this film would never have come to be. . . . And then, of course, the missionaries who were in the film . . . and the thousands of missionaries all over the world. Even as we sit here tonight, who are faithfully serving — not with eye-service as men-pleasers — but as unto the Lord. This award is dedicated to them."
 
Crying Wolf - 2012 SAICFF winner of Best Creation Film
 
The winner of the SAICFF Best Creation film Crying Wolf will be screened nationwide for “Earth Day” weekend April 20-22. Crying Wolf is about exposing the lies and proclaiming the truth about what the movement to bring back wolves to Yellowstone – and the rest of America – was, and is, really about, examined through the lens of biblical stewardship and conservation.
 
"[T]his project wasn't [fundamentally] about wolves or wolf re-introduction," remarked producer Jeff King, "but about reintroducing to the world biblical concepts of stewardship and dominion."
 
National Movie Night banner
 
 
You can be a part of these nationwide screenings in your community by signing up to host a movie night  in your home, church, or other venue.  National Movie Night provides Movie Night Hosts with planning and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with discounts for the DVD. Please consider being a part of helping promote these award-winning independent films in your area.
 
What SAICFF films do you most want us to distribute and promote through National Movie Night? Please let us know in the comments.
 
 
* Thanks to John-Clay Burnett for photographic contributions.

Family Worship Month and Family Worship Sunday

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
 

Pastors Unite to Promote Family Bible Reading in Recognition of Family Worship Month

 
RICHMOND, VA,  Jan. 24, 2012  — January is Family Worship Month and pastors around the world are speaking to their congregations Sunday, January 29th about the importance of reading the scriptures, praying and singing together as a family in the home.  Sign the Family Worship Month Declaration.
 
The release of the films Courageous and Gather the Family have ignited thousands of men to become spiritual leaders in the home. Additionally, well known authors, theologians, and Christian leaders have stepped out in front of the Family Worship Movement to humbly call the church back to this historic, and life-changing spiritual discipline.  Some of the prominent leaders include the following:
 

Joel R. Beeke

"As goes the home, so goes the church, and so goes the nation. Therefore it is of vital importance to us that we, the ministers of the Word, promote family worship in our congregations."
 

Ray Rhodes

"The Reformation era left a rich legacy of family worship. The goal of family worship is for you and your family to be exposed to the character of God so that you may know and worship Him. Family worship involves regular family gatherings and will always include Scripture readings and prayer. However, you may also use other material that will help you to focus on the great work of God throughout history. Remember, as the Puritans taught, your home is a "little church" where Christ is to be worshipped. The little church does not replace the local church; however, faithfulness in family worship will greatly enhance the congregational worship of God."
 

Don Whitney

"In conjunction with Family Worship Month, many Christian leaders have already signed the Family Worship Declaration. Sunday, January 29, 2012 is Family Worship Sunday and a multitude of pastors will encourage their congregations to begin the practice of Family Worship in the home. You can also visit the website, www.FamilyWorshipMonth.com to read articles and watch videos explaining the importance of, and how to engage in, Family Worship."

 

Jerry Marcellino

"There is a tool that could possibly do the most generational good in our reforming efforts, but it has been either lost or grossly neglected, even in reforming churches! This tool is called family worship. Family worship is the daily practice of Christian homes offering together true "worth-ship" to the living God. It is to be a purposefully-scheduled, daily worship service in every Christian home (Joshua 24:15). This God-honoring tool for reformation is one that should be given high priority by every church in its ongoing work."
 

Ted Tripp

"It is not possible to overstate the benefits of family worship. God is acknowledged, not just theoretically, but practically; God is in each day's agenda. Family needs are brought before God. Each member of the family is reminded daily that in God we find the life that is truly life. Hearing members of the family pray provides insight into their thoughts of God. Each day provides new opportunities to impress children with the importance of knowing God. Organizing life around God is a powerful expression of family priorities."
 

Terry Johnson

"If your children are in your home for 18 years, you have 6,570 occasions (figuring a six day week) for family worship. What is the cumulative impact of just 15 minutes of this each day, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, for 18 years?"
 

Ray Comfort

"In Old Testament times, people built altars to God to commemorate something He had done. Altars served as a memorial to teach succeeding generations about God and His character. Gathering for a family "altar" or a devotional time is a good way to teach your children about God and His ways."

 

Whitney Kuniholm

"Scripture Union's ministry focuses in two vital areas: children and the Bible. We strive to share God's love with children and lead them to follow Jesus in obedience to Jesus' command to "let the little children come to me and not hinder them". We work to help people of all ages to meet God every day through Bible reading and prayer because God's word is truly "a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" for all who read and obey it."
 

Steve Demme

"God is alive. The Almighty, All-Loving God wants to see your kids around the throne more than you do. And God wants to teach your kids, and is capable of teaching your kids. Now He will use you, because He designed you to be doing it."
 
Family Worship Month is an inter-denominational movement comprised of leading ministries and Christian leaders designed to restore the historical practice of family worship.
 
An annual call each January to pastors, fathers, and mothers, Family Worship Month culminates in Family Worship Sunday which is January 29, 2012 when pastors from around the world will call their congregations and their own households to spend time together in prayer and reading God's Word.
 
For more information, or to arrange interviews with any of the authors above, contact Steve at 434-286-2275, or email steve at freedomfilmdistributors dot com.
 
Please don't forget to sign the Family Worship Month Declaration to show your support!
 

Take a look at a full range of great Family Worship Resources from many of the authors listed above.

Crying Wolf documentary premieres nationwide through National Movie Night this weekend

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Eye-opening new documentary exposé of the wolf movement in the United States, Crying Wolf – Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park to get Nationwide Screening through Freedom Film Distributors and National Movie Night project

Crying Wolf documentary

Esmont, VA, 12/2/2011 — The eye-opening new documentary film Crying Wolf, produced by 20 year old filmmaker Jeffrey D. King, will be premiered nationwide December 2-4, through National Movie Night, a project of Freedom Film Distributors. 18 year old King had no idea what he was getting himself into. Having grown up in rural Montana with a love of God, His creation, and filmmaking, he wanted to have his first major project include all three. Two years of searching, questioning, and many eye-opening interviews later, what was going to be a film about wolves turned into to something much bigger: An exposé of one of the most covered up big-government and environmental frauds of his generation. Crying Wolf – Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park is about exposing the lies and proclaiming the truth about what the movement to bring back wolves to Yellowstone – and the rest of America – was, and is, really about, examined all through the lens of biblical stewardship and conservation. Crying Wolf is premiering nationwide through National Movie Night, which is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. Freedom Film Distributors will also promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of independent film distributors and via its Freedom Web Store and affiliate team.

At a crucial time in the ecosystem management debate, the hour long Crying Wolf tells the side of the story that you won’t hear anywhere else. The documentary was released for a free online viewing on September 12, 2011 and has already generated over 26,500 views. The film alerts us to the dangerous agendas which lie at the root of the wolf issue that are designed to take away the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of the people of the United States of America and unite them under the banner of collectivist ideology. The movie is released at a critical moment as many environmental and animal rights advocacy groups are pushing fiercely to force their agendas through using any means possible all under the name of “saving” mother earth. Crying Wolf – Exposing the Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park is particularly timely because these “Yellowstone” wolves are now spilling over from Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming and into the states of Washington, Oregon, Utah, the Dakotas, and Colorado. To make matter worse, these states are ignorantly welcoming these destructive predators and the destructive agendas behind them, with open arms. Similar wolf developments are happening in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Crying Wolf is a call for liberty loving Americans everywhere to wake up.

“Jeffrey D. King’s recent production, ‘Crying Wolf’ has buoyed my hope for our national future amidst the national dilemma resulting from the environmental/animal rights assault on the rights, freedom, culture, and traditions of the United States of America,” says retired United States Fish and Wildlife biologist Jim Beers. “My faith in future generations to provide for the Nation, despite the discouraging half-truths and lies that bombard them daily, is not only renewed but happily confirmed.”

Crying Wolf movie

The Crying Wolf documentary truly shows who’s crying wolf. For more information on the film visit the website www.cryingwolfmovie.com

The National Movie Night project is one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build alternative and independent vehicles for the promotion of independent films that uphold the values of Faith, Family, and Freedom. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film
in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts are provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with DVD packs to distribute to event attendees. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots activism to promote independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country. For more info, visit: www.nationalmovienight.com

Freedom Film Distributors is a film distribution company focused on independently produced faith-friendly, family-oriented, and freedom-loving films and educational videos. Its business strategy is a decentralized model of distribution using a network of local distributors to engage both consumer and wholesale markets in their territories through a combination of event marketing, organizational partnerships, and local networks. Movie Night Hosts help promote films through the National Movie Night project and other local film screenings. Organizational partnerships and affiliates help broaden the awareness of the Freedom Film Distributors catalog of God-honoring and family-edifying products. For more info, visit: www.freedomfilmdistributors.com

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Rescued Documentary on Adoption premieres through National Movie Night

Monday, November 14th, 2011
 
 
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New Rescued documentary to get nationwide screening through Freedom Film Distributors and National Movie Night project
 
The brand new, still unreleased documentary film Rescued will be screened nationwide through National Movie Night this weekend, a project of Freedom Film Distributors. A special pre-release version of the film will be shown by dozens of movie night hosts around the country November 18-21, to provide an early look at this powerful documentary about adoption and caring for orphans.  The executive producers, Randy Winton of Wintons Motion Pictures and Greg Hedrick of Hedrick Brothers Production, have announced they will partner with Freedom Film Distributors to promote the film nationwide through its grassroots network of independent distributors and through screenings of the film as part of the National Movie Night project. National Movie Night is designed to harness the energy of fans of family-oriented films by giving them a way to host movie nights for independently produced films in their communities.
 
Rescued is a film that calls Christians to heed the biblical call from James 1:27 to care for orphans and to consider adoption as a way of caring for them. Movie Night Hosts are being provided a complimentary pre-release copy of Rescued to show at their event this weekend.
 
 

 
Rescued has been entered as a contestant into the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF). Now in its seventh year, SAICFF has established itself as the premiere independent Christian film festival, and gives away the largest single cash prize of any film festival in the US – secular or Christian. Each year a check for $101,000 is awarded to the Best of Festival Jubilee Award winner. One of the key components of its mission is "To facilitate the development of alternative and independent vehicles for producing and distributing films outside the Hollywood machine, which will build, bless, and benefit the American family." For more info, visit: www.saicff.org
 
Rescued movie DVD cover
 
For additional information about the Rescued documentary, visit www.rescuedthemovie.com or contact:
 
Randy Winton
Executive Producer, Rescued
 
Greg Hedrick
Executive Producer, Rescued
 
 
National Movie Night - Join us and host a movie night in your community!
 
The National Movie Night project was launched as one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build the "alternative and independent vehicles" mentioned in the SAICFF mission. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts will be provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots activism to promote independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country. For more info, visit: www.nationalmovienight.com
 
 
Freedom Film Distributors is a film distribution company focused on independently produced faith-friendly, family-oriented, and freedom-loving films and educational videos. Its business strategy is a decentralized model of distribution using a network of local distributors to engage both consumer and wholesale markets in their territories through a combination of event marketing, organizational partnerships, and local networks. Movie Night Hosts help promote films through the National Movie Night project and other local film screenings. Organizational partnerships and affiliates help broaden the awareness of the Freedom Film Distributors catalog of God-honoring and family-edifying products.
 
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Gather the Family premieres Nationwide through National Movie Night

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
 
 
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Jason Matyas
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Family Worship is making a comeback in the church – Gather the Family documents this trend and premieres this weekend Nationwide through Freedom Film Distributors and the National Movie Night project. New DVD shows practical implementation of Courageous Resolution.
 
Esmont, VA, 5/27/2011 —   Gather the Family: An Inside Look at Family Worship, a new DVD by Franklin Springs Family Media and distributed by Freedom Film Distributors, demonstrates a great first step for men inspired by the Courageous Resolution, or who seek the tools to become the spiritual leader of their home.  Join thousands of families across the United States that are exploring the blessing and peace and that come from making family worship a regular part of the family routine. Gather the Family is a look inside the walls of seven different homes to see how they go about the practice of family devotions and family worship.
 
 

 
Gather the Family premieres nationwide through National Movie Night this weekend, November 11-13, where local movie night hosts will gather the family of friends and neighbors to expose them to this inspiring profile in family spiritual life. National Movie Night is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. Freedom Film Distributors will also promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of independent film distributors and via its Freedom Web Store and affiliate team.
 
Family Worship is as old as the church itself, and was a regular part of family life from the time of the Great Reformation until falling out of practice with the disruption of family life due to the industrial revolution and the advent of modern education. Family Worship was one of the daily activities that defined American colonial life, and was one of the chief reasons that America was the most literate nation on earth (perhaps ever) by the early 1800s. Some of the greatest English and American pastors and theologians clearly demonstrate its central role through their writings, such as in these examples:
 
We deeply want a revival of domestic religion. The Christian family was the bulwark of godliness in the days of the puritans, but in these evil times hundreds of families of so-called Christians have no family worship, no restraint upon growing sons, and no wholesome instruction or discipline. How can we hope to see the kingdom of our Lord advance when His own disciples do not teach His gospel to their own children? Oh, Christian men and women, be thorough in what you do and know and teach! Let your families be trained in the fear of God and be yourselves "holiness unto the Lord"; so shall you stand like a rock amid the surging waves of error and ungodliness which rage around us.   – Charles Spurgeon
 
 
Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church, consecrated to Christ, and wholly influenced and governed by his rules. And family education and order are some of the chief means of grace. If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual. If these are duly maintained, all the means of grace will be likely to prosper and be successful.   — Jonathan Edwards
 
 
Join us this weekend – host a Gather the Family movie night by inviting another family over, or just on your own, to become inspired to spend time together studying God's Word and giving thanks to Him. Gather the Family and discover the Joy of Family Worship.
 
Gather the Family Family Worship DVD
 
 
The National Movie Night project is one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build alternative and independent vehicles for the promotion of independent films that uphold the values of Faith, Family, and Freedom. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts are provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with DVD packs to distribute to event attendees. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots activism to promote independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country. For more info, visit: www.nationalmovienight.com
 
Freedom Film Distributors is a film distribution company focused on independently produced faith-friendly, family-oriented, and freedom-loving films and educational videos. Its business strategy is a decentralized model of distribution using a network of local distributors to engage both consumer and wholesale markets in their territories through a combination of event marketing, organizational partnerships, and local networks. Movie Night Hosts help promote films through the National Movie Night project and other local film screenings. Organizational partnerships and affiliates help broaden the awareness of the Freedom Film Distributors catalog of God-honoring and family-edifying products. For more info, visit: www.freedomfilmdistributors.com
 
 
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Celebrate Roy Roger’s 100th Birthday with Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails

Friday, November 4th, 2011
Dale Evans - Beyond the Happy Trails
Tomorrow, November 5th, 2011 is the 100th Birthday of Roy Rogers – beloved Hollywood western movie and TV star.  To commemorate this special anniversary, we are proud to present the 2-DVD Collector’s Edition of Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails.  This first-ever documentary on the life of Roy Roger's wife Dale Evans interviews family and friends who celebrate the life of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers and their influence on American culture. Despite being a destitute, divorced, single-mother at age 16, Dale went on to be a role model for millions of young girls. She starred in more than 100 movies and television shows and authored 28 inspirational books, including Angel Unaware, which provoked a generation to love and care for children with special needs. For everyone who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Roy and Dale were an every-Saturday attraction on the movie screen or television.
 

This weekend is the nationwide premiere of the Dale Evans documentary with National Movie Night, and venues all across the country from retirement centers to private homes will be enjoying and re-living the joy of the lives of Roy and Dale.  While it's too late for you to get a copy for this weekend's premiere, you're still welcome to sign up as a host and receive a great movie night host guide and promotional tools like an event page and email invitation system so you can host a movie night for Dale Evans or another film on a date that is best for you.

Dale Evans was beloved by millions of fans around the world over her 60 years in the public spotlight. Almost everyone 58+ spent numerous Saturday afternoons watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evans either in the theater in the 1940s, or on television in the 1950s. This 2-Disc Roy Rogers' 100th Birthday Commemorative Collection includes the first- ever documentary on Dale Evans, along with two fully-restored, uncut, feature films and two of the best Roy Rogers Show television episodes.
Contents include:
  •   Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails, the first ever documentary on Roy Rogers’ wife, Dale Evans. Includes interviews with the Rogers family and many friends of Roy and Dale.
  •   My Pal Trigger* – 1946 (73 min, uncut)
  •   Lights of Old Santa Fe* – 1944 (73 min, uncut)
  •   The Roy Rogers TV Show: Brady’s Bonanza
  •   The Roy Rogers TV Show: Backfire
*Note: It’s rare to find the uncut versions of these movies. Usually seen are the one hour, edited-for-TV versions.

"My Pal Trigger", newly restored in 2011, was Roy Rogers' favorite feature film and "Lights of Old Santa Fe" has some of Roy and Dale's best interactions and songs on screen.
 

 

This is the perfect gift for your grandmother or grandfather. You are GUARANTEED to bring a smile on their face with a discussion of "Roy and Dale", no last names needed.

If you are a grandparent, introduce all of your grandchildren to the morals and character-building values of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in this terrific introductory kit.

This Roy Rogers' 100th Birthday Commemorative Collection is a wonderful reminder to some, and an introduction to others, of the values and character of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Dale Evans – Beyond the Happy Trails Premieres Nov 4th

Friday, October 28th, 2011
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:
Jason Matyas
Co-Founder
Freedom Film Distributors
434-321-8909 x321
press@freedomfilmdistributors.com
www.freedomfilmdistributors.com
www.nationalmovienight.com
 
 
Roy Rogers 100th Birthday Celebrations Begin with pre-release screenings of Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails
 
Esmont, VA, 10/28/2011 — He was the #1 box office attraction from 1944-1951 and beloved by fans around the world. With 2,000 fan clubs from the US to England to Japan and Australia, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans charmed and inspired two generations with their character, vitality and solid moral character. For the 60+ million seniors who grew up with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans every Saturday morning, Roy Roger's 100th Birthday on November 5th, 2011 will be a time to laugh, smile, and share precious memories with children and grandchildren about life in the 1940s and 1950s.
 
Around the United States, in hundreds of homes, community centers, Lions Clubs, and retirement communities, preparations are underway to host a Roy Rogers' 100th Birthday Celebration with the new 2-disc Commemorative Collection from the Dale Evans Film Project. This Roy Rogers and Dale Evans introductory kit includes the first-ever documentary on Dale Evans extraordinary life – Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails
 
The Dale Evans film will be premiered nationwide the weekend of November 4-6 through National Movie Night, a project of Freedom Film Distributors. National Movie Night is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. Freedom Film Distributors will also promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of distributors.
 
Dale Evans - Beyond the Happy Trails
 
 
Included in the 2-disc set are:
  • Documentary: Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails
  • My Pal Trigger: original uncut version 73 min
  • Lights of Old Santa Fe: original uncut version 73 min
  • Roy Rogers TV Episode: Backfire
  • Roy Rogers TV Episode: Brady's Bonanza
 
If you would like to invite family and friends over to join the Roy Roger's 100th Birthday Celebrations, sign up to host the Dale Evans National Movie Night and order now to receive your 2-disc set next week!
 
 

 
 
The National Movie Night project is one component of the strategy of Freedom Film Distributors to build alternative vehicles for the promotion of independent films that uphold the values of Faith, Family, and Freedom. National Movie Night establishes a schedule of nationally coordinated movie nights that will focus promotion for a particular film in a defined date range. This will allow Freedom Film Distributors to leverage its national promotional campaigns through its Movie Night Hosts at the local level for the film screenings they are hosting. Movie Night Hosts are provided with planning guidance and promotional tools to set up and promote their movie night, and with DVD packs to distribute to event attendees. The goal is to provide a conduit for grassroots activism to promote independently produced family-friendly films to diverse audiences all around the country. For more info, visit: www.nationalmovienight.com
 
Freedom Film Distributors is a film distribution company focused on independently produced faith-friendly, family-oriented, and freedom-loving films and educational videos. Its business strategy is a decentralized model of distribution using a network of local distributors to engage both consumer and wholesale markets in their territories through a combination of event marketing, organizational partnerships, and local networks. Movie Night Hosts help promote films through the National Movie Night project and other local film screenings. Organizational partnerships and affiliates help broaden the awareness of the Freedom Film Distributors catalog of God-honoring and family-edifying products. For more info, visit: www.freedomfilmdistributors.com

Family Worship is on the Rise and Gather the Family will Help

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Generations Radio with Kevin Swanson

Family Worship is on the rise.  Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio discussed family worship and interviewed Donald Whitney, author of Family Worship in the Bible, in History, and in Your Home, along with the founder of Freedom Film Distributors, to discuss this trend and what is driving it.  Ultimately, God calls on His people to worship him in daily life, and the application of this in the home is what is referred to as Family Worship.

 Gather the Family screenshot - father leading family worship  Gather the Family screenshot - Family Worship

Don Whitney shared the biblical and historical basis of this practice, and the founder of Freedom Film Distributors shared about the just-released Family Worship video titled Gather the Family, produced by Ken Carpenter of Franklin Springs Family Media.  Kevin Swanson declared

"It is the best video on family worship, on fatherhood, on discipleship in the home… I think it's the top number one best produced video on these things."

Gather the Family Family Worship DVD

Don's book is one of many Family Worship Resources found along with Gather the Family on the new website www.familyworshipresources.com.

 Family Worship in the Bible, in History, and in your Home by Don Whitney

You can help encourage the practice of daily family worship by hosting a movie night for Gather the Family the weekend of October 14-16, and by purchasing one or more copies of the Gather the Family DVD to share with friends and family.  Also consider asking your church to host a screening of the film for the Gather the Family National Movie Night and to consider purchasing some Family Worship Resources.

National Movie Night - Join us and host a movie night in your community!

Nationwide Premier of Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger Starts Tonight

Friday, April 29th, 2011

 

Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger

Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger is premiering nationwide starting tonight through National Movie Night.

The exciting new action film Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger, produced by the Persevero Films, will be premiered nationwide April 29 – May 1st, through National Movie Night, a project of Freedom Film Distributors. The Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger trailer video recently won Second-Place in the Drama TV Showcase Competition at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention at the end of February.  National Movie Night is designed to harness the energy of fans of independently produced films by giving them a way to host movie nights in their communities. Freedom Film Distributors will also promote and distribute the film nationwide through its grassroots network of distributors.

Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger is a pilot for a proposed episodic Christian action-thriller series for network broadcast, internet streaming, and DVD. As a pilot this episode is intended to serve as a concept for a series that, if approved by studios and networks for full-budget production, would expand. The pilot’s story itself would likely be extended and incorporated into the larger story of the entire 13-episode series.
 

 
When the individualistic, cynical soldier-for-hire Jimmy Valiant (Brant Harris) is recruited to protect an idealistic Texas state senator, the two are forced to work together to unravel a conspiracy that forces Jimmy to face a dilemma between his own lust for vengeance and his family's convictions about justice. After a tragedy in the family business, an anonymous client recruits Jimmy to shadow a controversial Texas State Senator. Jimmy must overcome his myopia as he initiates an investigation that uncovers some startling truths, and brings him face-to-face with the last man in the world that he ever wanted to meet again. Jimmy soon finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that threatens to undermine everything that he has come to trust.
 
Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger
 
Get your copy of Jimmy Valiant: Scions of Danger today! There are a very limited number left of the special edition produced for the National Movie Night premier that include special features on the making of the film.