Monday, August 5, 2013
Kirk Cameron’s new Unstoppable project provokes national controversy
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS) -- Kirk Cameron is a television and film actor and producer, noted recently for his work in the best-selling documentary Monumental, and the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series with Ray Comfort.
And recently, Cameron was at the center of a national controversy when his new documentary film, Unstoppable, made national news headlines when it was discovered that Facebook and YouTube had blocked links to the film's web site (www.unstoppablethemovie.com) -- after 500,000 of Kirk's supporters rallied to request access – and the issue was resolved.
Now Provident Films brings Kirk Cameron back to movie theaters September 24 with the follow-up to his record-breaking theatrical event, Monumental.
According to a news release, Unstoppable was prompted when Kirk received a phone call that a close friend's son had died of a terminal illness, and the news jolted Kirk as he worked through emotions that so many others have dealt with - grief and sadness....it's times of tragedy and sorrow including national tragedies (the Sandy Hook school shooting or the Boston Marathon bombing) - that cause people of all walks of life and faith to question “where is the good in this”?
In Unstoppable, Kirk takes viewers on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? In addition, Kirk will host a special, LIVE pre-movie event from Liberty University!
“It's easy to get excited about your faith when things are going well in your life,” says Kirk, who describes himself as a ‘recovering atheist.’
“But when your whole world comes crashing down on you, the questions start: ‘Where is God when I need him most? Why do bad things happen to good people?’
“Unstoppable is a journey, based on a true story, that has become the most personal and transparent project I have ever made regarding my faith. Together, on one night, in hundreds of theaters across America, we will discover with our eyes wide open, that life is stronger than death, good is stronger than evil, and faith is stronger than doubt.”
Ben Laurro of Pure Publicity, who is helping to promote the movie, said, “Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact us today. Reminding us that there is hope.”
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