There’s just 1 week until the LDS Film Festival. I love to go. Once again, there are too many films I would like to see, and not enough time off work. To see the full schedule with descriptions, click here. Here are some movies that sound interesting to me, though I won’t be able to see them all.
Friday, Jan 28:
@ Noon: Life Lessons from Fathers of Faith| you’ll hear stories from or about: Thomas S. Monson, Gordon B. Hinckley, Jeffrey R. Holland, Greg Olsen, Jane Clayson Johnson, LaVell Edwards, Jake Garn, Orrin Hatch, and more.
@ 12:15 pm: Finding Moroni| Discover a hidden pyramid, ancient paintings of Christ in America, gold plates, and more astounding evidences of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as shown to young filmmaker Dane Hurt.
@ 12:15 pm Stories from the Life of Porter Rockwell| The title says it all for me.
@ 1:45 pm Driven by the Sound| two singer-songwriters hit the road with no money, food, or gas determined to rely solely on whatever they can earn playing music along the way… from San Diego to San Francisco.
@ 1:45 pm, The Jets: Making It in America| The true story of the famous LDS family music group The Jets.
@ 4:30 pm, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend| what does a girl do when she meets “Mr. Right”â€¦ after already meeting the right guy? (Could be a chic flic, but I’m willing to go.)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
@ 10:00 am | The History of Homefront: The Early Years 1972-1985| TV and radio public service announcements about family togetherness that became one of the longest running and the most awarded PSA campaigns … hear the stories of how they were made from the creators of Homefront.
10:30 am | Alex Boye: Backstage Pass| the life story of British singer Alex Boye. Once a European pop star … his conversion to the LDS Church, the power of music, and the path that led him to being one of the most dynamic and influential members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
@12:30 pm | The Real Life Singles Ward| Documentary
@ 2:30 pm | 17 Miracles| As everything begins to get worse for the Handcart companies, miracles begin to happen. Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.
@ 2:30 pm | Onward Alone: Women and the Mormon Battalion| the stories of refugee women who were stranded on the plains of Iowa as their husbands, brothers, sons, and fathers marched away in the Mormon Battalion of 1846.
@ 3:00 pm | Jonah and the Great Fish| kind of like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, but with Jonah story instead. (I saw the play, and am curious how it looks on film.)
@7:00 pm | Joseph Smith and the Golden Plates| I like Director Christian Vuissa and think this will be worth watching.
So, did I miss any? Please give your reviews–I can’t see them all!