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I received the “Uncommon – Find Your Voice” DVD from Elliott at Edify Media. This movie stars Erik Estrada (from CHiPs) and Ben Davies (from Courageous). I figured with those two in the movie, it could be nothing but amazing!! ….well, it was!!
“Uncommon – Find Your Voice” is one that is perfect for families with teenagers, or any youth group at a church! Too many times in today’s world, we are told to quiet our mouths when it comes to religion or beliefs. Being a teenager in today’s world, probably makes it feel even worse. Not feeling that you can stand up for something, because an adult says you should not. Being afraid to speak the truth, or speak up for what you believe in. This movie shows how it can be done, and how to do it right. Seeing the main character pray for the teacher that tried to ruin things, really made us realize that we, as parents, need to teach our kids that there will be some that you don’t get along with, some that try to put you down…but, you still need to lift them up to God. Pray for them, pray about how to deal with what they do in your life. It can definitely make a difference!
This movie is one that I’m sure will bring conversation in families, youth groups, churches as a whole, and schools, as well. We all need to remember the 1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Stand up for what you believe in. There are too many today, that are just sitting down, thus getting stepped on. Let’s all speak up about our beliefs, and try to be a bit “Uncommon”.
“UNCOMMON IS UNCOMMONLY GOOD!” -The Dove Foundation
“Uncommon – Find Your Voice”
ON DVD AUGUST 4TH
Los Angeles, California – What do we really know about religious liberties in public schools? Eric Estrada (Chips) and Ben Davies (Couragerous) star in Uncommon, a movie that works to show that the bible and praying in schools should not be a thing of the past. Ben Davies is Aaron Chase, a student fleeing the violence of one school, only to find religious intolerance at another. In an effort to have a positive impact at his school he tries to organize a bible study, but finds himself in direct conflict with his teacher, Mr. Stephens, who tears down his announcement from the school bulletin board.
Then, when the theater department disappears due to budgets cuts, Aaron and few other students decide to make their own play using the stories from the bible. This only fuels his Teacher’s animosity who enlists help from the Principal. The only help Aaron can get is from the custodian, Mr. Garcia, played by Eric Estrada. As they work together to make their play, lives change as each student becomes uniquely influenced discovering that God takes them personally. Equipped with unique talents, they bond together to prepare the perfect production by exploring the diversity of parables taught in the Bible.
Synopsis: When the students of Rosewood High lose their drama department due to budgets cuts, they decide to create their own! Equipped with unique talents, they bond together to prepare the perfect production with a modern take on the Bible’s parables. Fighting overwhelming challenges, the teens defend their privilege to worship, meet and perform. Armed with expert legal counsel and unexpected help from Christian music’s finest, these teens realize what it means to be…UNCOMMON!
About JC Films: JC Films exists to engage our culture through superbly produced faith-based feature films. Our goal is to assist churches and non-profit organizations to spread the word of Christ through movies, and in turn change lives and preserve culture. We are hands-on filmmakers that build our art from the ground up, including writing, casting and producing. In addition, we conduct nationwide free church screening programs as ministry outreach. Current films include “Finding Faith,” “Virtuous,” “Uncommon” and new productions, include “One Church,” “Rootin’ 4 Regen” and “Nail 32.” For more information about our church screenings or DVD projects, please visit JCFilms.org and follow us on Facebook at JCFilmsPresents.
About Capitol Christian Distribution (CCD): Retail sales for “Virtuous” are available through, Capitol Christian Distribution, the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution. CCD represents a diverse range of chart-topping Christian films and books reaching the U.S. Christian and general retail marketplace, and the international Christian marketplace. Since this distribution division was launched, CCD has had more charting titles annually on Billboard’s Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times since 1995. For additional information, visit http://www.capitolchristiandistribution.com or email email@example.com.
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