GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 Premieres to Packed House at Family Conference;
Advanced Tickets Now on Sale for April Release
By Taylor Baehr and Tom Snyder
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 premiered Oct. 28 to a packed house at the ninth annual World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sponsored by Founder and Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, the movie was screened to more than 1,000 family advocates of different religious faiths at the Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake.
Following the screening, church heads and ministry leaders dominated the Q&A with Producer Michael Scott and Actor David White of Pure Flix Entertainment, hosted by Dr. Baehr, who has long been an advocate in Hollywood, the United States and around the world for Christian movies and family-friendly movies.
One of the leaders in the audience noted:
“You could feel the anticipation as over a thousand fans crowded the ballroom, and the film did not disappoint. By the end of the night a hush had fallen over the crowd and many of us found tears running down our cheeks. I could feel the presence of God and His Holy Spirit at work. Church heads and ministry leaders raved on the timely and oftentimes hilarious way the movie highlighted the very real struggle Christians are facing as they try to remain true to their faith in the public square.”
– Taylor Jane Kruse
Scott said the goal in both the first movie and this sequel is to use the film art to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He encouraged attendees to visit the GOD’S NOT DEAD website, godsnotdeadthemovie.com, and pre-purchase group tickets for the sequel’s April release.
“Nothing speaks louder in Hollywood,” Dr. Baehr said, “than your vote at the box office.”
Year in and year out, Movieguide®’s Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry shows that movies with positive Christian content and family-friendly movies make the most money per movie at the box office and on home video.
Also, it’s widely known within the movie industry that R-rated movies with hefty amounts of foul language, graphic sex, explicit nudity, and extreme violence earn the least amount of money.
“GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 illustrates Hollywood wants to reach the faith and values audience with big motion pictures,” Dr. Baehr added. “It demonstrates the effectiveness of Movieguide®’s strategy of transforming the culture by redeeming the mass media of entertainment.”
Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org) is not just a movie review service for families and Christian viewers. It also shows filmmakers how to make their movies more entertaining, more family-friendly, and more morally and spiritually inspiring and uplifting.
Author of “The Culture-Wise Family” and “How To Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul),” Dr. Baehr is chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) and its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org).
Now in their 30th year, CFTVC and Movieguide® are the largest, longest-running international, non-profit ministry dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”
Movieguide®’s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala honors the best, most family-friendly movies and television programs honoring God and inspiring audiences with messages of faith, hope, goodness, justice, redemption, forgiveness, and true divine love. At the Awards, Dr. Baehr presents highlights from Movieguide®’s Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry, a comprehensive financial analysis of the movie business showing what kinds of movies and what kinds of movie content moviegoers favor the most with their hard-earned money.
For more information about Movieguide® or CFTVC, call 1-888-248-6689.