Wednesday, 16 August 2017

All Saints, the Movie

This movie really surprised me. 

For no particular reason, I didn't have high hopes for this film, but I was in the mood for a good Christian movie so I signed up to review it. All Saints more than delivered. It was encouraging, faith inspiring, clean, and motivating. The acting was very well done and the story is certainly one worth hearing.

Without giving too much away, All Saints is about a preacher who is assigned to a church for the sole purpose of prepping it to sell. The twelve remaining members of the church are grieved that their beloved church home is going to be sold. The preacher, in attempts to mollifying the congregation, puts up a few posters to advertise the church. What no one expects is that about a hundred starving refugees from the war torn Burma area answer the call and come walking into the service Sunday morning. The resulting adventure is nothing short of incredible and the movie does a fantastic job of bringing this true story to life. 

I would highly recommend this movie, and I plan to watch it with my whole family when it comes to theaters on August 25th.

Click HERE to watch the movie trailer.

And here is what the producer has to say about the film:
ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

Movie has been provided courtesy of Sony Entertainment Releasing Canada and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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