Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2004
A new documentary feature film on ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂ opens in selected theaters on December 3, 2004. ÂImpact: The Passion of the ChristÂ is already stirring controversy and interest around the world as it touches on the wide gulf between the religious and secular communities around the world.
The film has garnered praise and criticism as it tackles the controversies that surrounded the most explosive movie of our time and addresses the Âcultural warÂ that is taking place in America. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Chey, the movie also takes viewers around the world to London, Tokyo, Oslo, Bombay, and Bangkok in search of answers to the compelling questions that surrounded ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂ
One of the subjects of the film, a neo-Nazi, turned after himself in for the ten-year old bombing of two buildings in Olso, Norway, two hours after seeing ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂ.
The film has so far received the same type of response that ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂ received as judged by two film festivals (American Film Renaissance and Liberty Film Festival) it played in recently. Applause rang out incessantly throughout the movie by some in the crowd; while others, after the movie, criticized the overtly hard-core Christian message.
ÂI think this movie is despicable,Â voiced one critic, Âin that if you just accept Jesus Christ, you can go on your way even if you commit murder. ThatÂs way too simplistic.Â
Another critic said it (ÂImpactÂ) takes another cheap shot at Michael Moore by stating that if the Columbine High School killers had known Jesus Christ, they wouldnÂt have committed those atrocities.
Nonetheless, others felt the exact opposite. ÂThis movie needs to be seen by the world,Â one attendee said. ÂIt shows how Christians are being persecuted by those in the media.Â
Chey shakes his head at the continuing controversy. ÂThere is definitely a wide chasm of religious and cultural views that is increasing, not decreasing, in this country,Â says Chey. ÂAll of this culminated in the movie ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂ and when you take a step back, you see this chasm is very great indeed.Â
ÂImpact: The Passion of the ChristÂ will expand into more theaters by early next year.
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