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A Christian Film History Primer with Terry Lindvall

A Christian Film History Primer with Terry Lindvall

The Christian film movement has a historian -- and his name is Dr. Terry Lindvall. Dr. Lindvall has written two books on Christian film history. Sanctuary Cinema chronicles the history of Christain film in the silent era, and his follow-up book, Celluloid Sermons,...

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Glorious Films launches Glorious Radio for the Holidays

Glorious Films launches Glorious Radio for the Holidays

Glorious Radio features music from Glorious Films' animated musical The Promise: Birth of the Messiah, and it includes a few songs from their next production which is still in the works, Prodigal the Musical. We believe this music is important because there is...

Sanctuary Cinema; Origins of the Christian Film Industry

Sanctuary Cinema; Origins of the Christian Film Industry

Have you ever wondered why Christian's have been reluctant to embrace the cinematic art form? Terry Lindvall wondered the same thing. He decided to go to the Library of Congress to research why, and he discovered there was a vibrant industry of Christians making films...

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Collection has long been one of my favorite distributors of DVD's of independent films and world cinema outside of the Hollywood system. Some of the most imaginative and powerful films ever made are found within this collection. In April of this year The...

“The motion picture camera, like the printing press, is a gift from God. We can use it for God’s purpose.”

 James K. Friedrich in the 1930’s

MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR CHRISTIAN CINEPHILES

A brilliant theologian and literary scholar opens a window not only on Malick’s masterpiece, but on the theological possibilities of cinema

The fascinating origins of the Christian film history. What we wrestle with today has been dealt with in the past.

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How we got where we are today in the Christian film industry.

Writing, directing, acting — it’s all here. Most every book that has followed has only complicated and encumbered the writer and filmmaker. If it was good enough for Stanley Kubrick…

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Vanhoozer’s first chapter reads like a manifesto for Christian filmmakers