Last night I attended the Cast & Crew Premiere of Jesus People: The Movie at the American Film Institute, which just happens to be walking distance from the Hollywood Adventist Church.
Aside from the fact that the film itself is amazing (more on that later) this was an especially wonderful event for me because it is intimately connected to the Purple Church.
The co-writer, Rajeev Sigamoney, is a friend and member of our faith community. The trailer (above) was edited by Julia Alty, another dear friend and Hollywood Church member. There are at least a dozen church members who are extras, including my daughter, Zoe, and The Purple Church gets a “Special Thanks” in the credits. So, to celebrate this premier with Rajeev and the entire cast and crew was a rare privilege.
This 90-minute comedy is a surprising combination of compelling characters and superb acting, hilarious and provocative writing and visionary directing. I can’t say enough good things about this film.
Please visit the website – www.jesuspeoplefilm.com – where you can not only view the trailer but you can learn about the cast and crew and keep abreast of future screenings coming to your community.
Word is that this film will be screened at the 2009 SONscreen Film Festival in Simi Valley, CA (April 16-18).