Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema (2020)

Hollywood and religion don’t often mix. However, many of the most successful movies of all time have been faith-based. Writer and director Tyler Smith explores that holy — and at times unholy — union of the sacred and the secular in the film industry.

I was surprised at how even-handed this film was, even taking time to defend the slasher genre from Siskel and Ebert of all things. It also shows a deft understanding that faith films made just for money totally miss much of the point of faith-based films. Seeing this much open-mindedness in a movie like this is enlightening.

To learn more, check out the film’s official page.

One thought on “Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema (2020)

  1. This is exactly what I have been reading about lately. I read the book Celluloid Sermons a while back and I’m currently reading Sanctuary Cinema both of which chronicle the history of Christian Cinema. This seems like something I will definitely seek out.


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