The Islands (March 22)
“The Islands” is based on the true story of Hawaiian Queen Chiefess Kapiolani who came to faith in Jesus Christ over 200 years ago. Her conversion made such an impact that it brought Christianity to all of the Hawaiian islands.
Her conversion to Christianity was “considered the greatest act of moral courage by any world leader,” the filmmakers said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
The Tim Chey film was shot in Hawaii and features newcomer Teuria Shanti Napa as Chiefess along with Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino and actor John Savage who play Boston missionaries who arrive in Hawaii in 1821. Many of the lead characters in the movie include native Hawaiians and Polynesians
Unplanned (March 29)
The pro-life film “Unplanned” tells the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson who quit her high profile position at the abortion provider to become a pro-life advocate. Johnson went on to start the nonprofit And Then There Were None to help other women leave the abortion industry.
The Pure Flix film was given an R rating even though filmmakers were certain they were making a PG-13 film. The MPAA informed the filmmakers that they received their first R rating for “some disturbing/bloody images” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Palau the Movie (April 4, 6)
“Palau the Movie,” an autobiographical film, journeys through the life of world-renowned evangelist Luis Palau. The film tells his life story of being a bad tempered young street preacher who goes on to impact the world for Jesus.
As seen in the trailer, the movie begins by showing a young Palau whose father has died and then has to help his impoverished family. He’s later inspired by listening to Billy Graham on the radio, which leads him to go into ministry. The film also shows some of the trials he faced as a street preacher.
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