Good News - February 2023

MOVIES 38 FEBRUARY 2023 Good News • South Florida Edition This year is once again seeing a robust line-up of very diverse faith-based films that will touch and change many lives. These films not only bless believers, but also provide anexcellent opportunity for outreach.Wecanall get involvedbypraying for andspreading thewordabout theseupcoming films. Keep inmind that secularmediaoften ignores these films, so it is up to believers to spread the word as much as they can. Preview of Upcoming Releases The dates for many films are yet to be determined (TBD) and some movies have an option to host showings at your church or organization. Seemoviewebsites for more info. Tickets for some movies are available now. For FathomEvent releases (indicated by **) you can check for updates. Films listed here will show for at least one week except as indicated. For detailed reviews of many of these and other filmswhen they are released in theaters, check (from Focus on the Family). **Note that films showing limited nights (e.g., “Fathom Events”) often start promptly at the posted show time – usually 7pm – so plan to arrive 15-30min. early. Also, many of those films sometimes feature extra content (e.g., interviews) after the film/credits. “Left Behind: Rise of theAntichrist” (**1/26-? -- possibly still at some theaters) Millions vanish and the world falls into chaos. But the truth of the gospel still shines! Kevin Sorbo, “The Chosen: Season 3 Finale” (Episodes 7-8) (**2/2-6 or longer. See listings for your theaters) Premier of finale episodes of Season 3 of this inspiring series about the life of Jesus. “Lourdes” (**2 nights only 2/8-9) Story behind site visited by 6 million pilgrims a year. “TheConfessionMusical” (**1 night only 2/20) Dramatic story (with some humor) of anAmish family in turmoil. With John Schneider, Chonda Pierce & ColinAlexander. “JesusRevolution” (starts 2/24/23) Inspiring true story of themiraculous late 60’s Jesus movement revival that swept many thousands of young people (including the author of this article) into theKingdomof God.WithKelseyGrammer (Frasier) asChuck Smith, Jonathan Roumie (Jesus in The Chosen) as Lonnie Frisbee and Joel Courtney (Super 8, The Kissing Booth) as Greg Laurie. From the Erwin Brothers (I Can Only Imagine, Woodlawn). “The Thorn” (**2 nights only 3/6-7) Story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity told combining dance, martial arts, aerial acrobatics, and emotionally powerful performances. “TheWind and theReckoning” (Spring 2023) (showing inHawaii now, mainland Spring 2023) “On a Wing And A Prayer” (starts 4/5) Based on the true story about a passenger (Dennis Quaid) who has to land a plane safely after the pilot flying the plane dies unexpectedly. “Heart of a Lion” (starts 4/28) Boxing career and spiritual journey of famed boxer George Foreman. “TheBlind” (starts 9/22) Story of Phil Robertson’s (Duck Dynasty) life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, addiction and family issues -- finding redemption in an unlikely place proving that that there is always hope anyone can change. “Reagan” (Fall 2023) RonaldReagan’s (DennisQuaid) inspiring story told through the voice of a KGB agent. “Possum Trott” (Fall 2023) 22 families from a rural black church in a small East Texas town adopt 77 of the most difficult to place kids in the foster system. “Miracle In East Texas” (TBD) (Kevin Sorbo) “Ordinary Angel” (TBD) “Unsung Hero’s” (TBD) “The Unbreakable Boy” (TBD) Based on true story about autistic boy with brittlebone disease, whose joyous, life-affirmingworldview transforms everyone around him. With Zach Levi (American Underdog, Shazam). By the Erwin Brothers. “Surprised byOxford” (TBD)Agonistic graduate student discovers romance and faith while enrolled at Oxford University. Based on the real-life story of Carolyn Weber. WithRoseReid (FindingYou), MarkWilliams (Father Brown) andPhyllis Logan (DowntonAbbey). “Flamin’ Hot” (TBD) Inspiring story of the Mexican American janitor behind the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Produced by DeVon Franklin (Breakthrough). “Reckless Love” (TBD) Story behind hit song “Reckless Love.” Produced by DeVon Franklin (Breakthrough). Ways you can help these films touch more lives • Stay informed about upcoming faith-based films through sites like and/or by joining themovie email list (at • Pray! Any successful ministry needs effective prayer (and fasting). • Help to spread the word via social media, fliers, posters, church bulletins, etc. • Help your church or organization to organize groups (large or small) to see the films on opening weekend. • Purchase tickets as much in advance as possible. See you at the movies! Stanley Goldenberg has been involved in grassroots promotion of Christian films for over 16 years. He has hosted a regular “Movie Connection” program on LIFE-FM (90.9 FM) inMiami. He is also a federal hurricane researchmeteorologist who has published scientific articles and appeared in numerous TV hurricane specials. ANew Year of Inspiring Faith-Based Films Stanley Goldenberg Movie Connection A scene from Jesus Revolution, the true story of Calvary Chapel Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), who opens the doors of his church to an unexpected revival.