Dr. Diane Howard is a frontline journalist known for exclusive interviews with leading figures in artistic, redemptive media. She has been involved in decades of qualitative and quantitative research on the verifiable power of role models. She also serves as talent and as a dialogue, dialect, voice-over coach. A former Professor of Performance, Media, and Film Studies with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies (College of Communication, University of Texas, Austin), she has been involved in multiple aspects of artistic, redemptive communication media, regionally to internationally. She can be found online at dianehoward.com. As a free resource for churches, Diane has created an IMDb list of films for church libraries available here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090258766/
While Hollywood movies studios and theaters have been struggling and failing in recent years — both from streaming services and the recent pandemic — an amazing development has been the production and distribution of high-quality, faith content movies. A collaboration between Fathom Events and Faith Content Network has resulted in the launch of FAN (Faith Affinity Network). FAN supports a network of churches to distribute first-run, first-rate, belief-based movies from the big screen to churches across the country.
An amazing new distribution paradigm is bringing top faith content movies to churches in 2020. While Hollywood movies studios and theaters have been struggling and failing, an amazing development has been the production and distribution of some of the best faith content movies.
Summer is a great time for families to watch good movies with outdoor scenes, as well as Christian themes worth discussing. Fortunately, there are many worthwhile choices on streaming sites. These movies not only entertain, but they enlighten and edify. They have excellent artistry and content. They provide outstanding discussion starters for families and create interest in being in the great American outdoors.
Redemptive movies provide good stories for families, children, and parents. They are especially significant today because so many are confined to their homes with their families. We all want to take this time to improve family relationships, and what better way than to watch a fulfilling movie. This Father's Day, we are sharing some of our top picks.
Many family movies that have come out in theaters are now available through streaming or DVD. Movies like I Still Believe have been released early for streaming due to the temporary closing of theaters. Here are some of the best recent family films shown in theaters for you to stream during COVID-19. These movies are for a wide range of genres and ages.
There are many Easter films that beautifully and emotionally tell the story of the Savior's resurrection in a wide range of genres for all ages. These movies honestly and authentically present evil, pain, and suffering of this world. Somehow, all of this has been overcome by faith.
In recent years we have seen an ongoing Reformation and Renaissance in movies produced for theaters, churches, and streaming for home use. We celebrate this continuing and growing process of rebirth, renewal, and refreshment in movies and TV streaming.
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