Convention Extras: Film Screenings at Proclaim 18
For Proclaim 18, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, we’ve brought together dozens of speakers and insightful sessions, nearly 200 exhibitors, and various networking events.
Also part of the schedule are film screenings. This year, there will be six major film screenings taking place at the Convention.
I Can Only Imagine
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I Can Only Imagine stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid. A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I Can Only Imagine beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love — or from an eternal home in Heaven.
Wednesday, February 28, 1-3 p.m.
Based on a true story and shot on location in India, Staines stars Stephen Baldwin as Australian missionary Graham Staines, who finds himself the center of an investigation by an ambitious reporter when speculation mounts that he is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients. The film, coming later this year, beautifully illustrates the age-old struggle between right and wrong, power and truth, and ultimately love and hate. Where the quest for truth – writes the story of love.
One Nation Under God
Wednesday, February 28, 5-7 p.m.
In America today, what are we directed to believe in? What as a society do we trust? This is the first question that gifted student David Gutierrez is asked as he enters his new school — Lee Magnet High. When the lead Presidential candidate comes to speak to the Lee High student body, David seizes the opportunity to address the Senator. “If our founding fathers placed God at the center of our Nation, shouldn’t God be a part of our schools and government today?” The Senator and student’s paths become intertwined after a video is leaked of the encounter. Both struggle to have the faith and courage to stand up for what they truly believe in.
Thursday, March 1, 1-3 p.m.
Beautifully Broken is a riveting true story of three families, seemingly worlds apart, whose paths likely would have never crossed. Each family faces a crisis beyond their control, and are forced to make difficult decisions. Those decisions set in motion a series of events that leads to their lives becoming intertwined in ways they could have never predicted or imagined. Their journeys reveal the divine tapestry of God’s love and guidance, where they learn firsthand the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
Thursday, March 1, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
A deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Pastor Dave. Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to kick the congregation off campus. The escalating controversy creates a dilemma for the small church — can Christians fight for their rights and be the light for Christ at the same time?
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Friday, March 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much — floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure — yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten … and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
To participate in the screenings above, you must have a full Convention registration or a day pass for the date of the screening.
If you and your organization are interested in hosting an event, meal function, reception, private movie screening, or concert during Proclaim 18, email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. NRB approval of function program and speakers is required.
By NRB Staff
Published: February 1, 2018