An Inconvenient Tax: Break the Code

An Inconvenient Tax sheds light on one of America’s messiest problems — a fundamentally broken tax code that affects every part of people’s lives. With the U.S. Congress making over 16,000 changes to the tax code in the last two decades alone, many Americans want something better, but few know where to start. This feature-length documentary film reveals the many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. It also tackles the controversial issue of tax reform through a non-partisan presentation of U.S. tax history and current proposals to fix the code. In a time when America faces fiscal crisis, An Inconvenient Tax brings a crucial exploration of the tax code to the big screen.

The American income tax has been pivotal through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the mysteries of this tax, the country’s top economic experts, commentators, and political voices discuss not only the problems America faces in the tax code, but also give valuable insights on how to move forward.

Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails

In celebration of Roy Rogers’ 100th birthday,National Movie Night is proud to sponsor the nationwide screening of “Dale Evans: Beyond the Happy Trails.”

This first-ever action-packed documentary on the wife of Roy Rogers details the inspiring life of Dale Evans, the Queen of the West. Despite being a destitute, divorced, single-mother at age 16, Dale went on to be a role model for millions of young girls. She starred in more than 100 movies and television shows and authored 28 inspirational books, including Angel Unaware, which provoked a generation to love and care for children with special needs. Roy and Dale lived a very public life for 52-years together as they traveled Europe with Billy Graham, opened their home to five adopted children, and experienced devastating tragedies which would either strengthen or destroy their faith.

Join us for a ride down memory lane with Buttermilk, Trigger, Bullet, and Nellybelle as we celebrate the life of Dale Evans.

Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

Everywhere we go we are surrounded by screens. Have we entered a techno utopia or a virtual prison? Should we be celebrating unreservedly or should we be cautious and skeptical? Is it the greatest leap in productivity or the biggest setback from the things most meaningful in life? Has today’s connectivity drawn us closer to one another or strangely more disjointed? Is our social experience richer and deeper or more shallow and artificial? Is it all of these things or none of them?

Discover insightful answers to these questions from media experts, church leaders, and inspiring individuals and families from across the country. Most importantly you’ll discover how God’s word addresses the unique media challenges we face today.

Gather the Family: A Look Inside Family Worship

Gather the Family celebrates the “invitation to joy” that’s at the heart of family worship. Modern busy lifestyles conspire against families taking the time to gather together. But Gather the Family visits families across the country who are enjoying the benefits that abound when families take even a few minutes to worship God together during the week. Far from a burden or drudgery, this film reveals the joy that emerges when family worship becomes a priority in the home. Family worship holds the lasting value of building biblical truths in the foundation of a family. The experience also forges family unity in a uniquely rewarding way. Much more than just a “how-to” instructional guide, Gather the Family inspires and encourages families to accept the “invitation to joy” that’s offered when they gather for family worship.

You can host a screening of Gather the Family separate from the scheduled weekend. However, showing a film on the National Movie Night will let you take advantage of our nation wide marketing campaign. Sign up below to host a screening.

IndoctriNation

“IndoctriNation” is a 90-minute documentary film that takes the audience on a panoramic exploration of one of the most important and controversial issues in the history of mankind, the issue of education.

Traveling all over America with his family in a big yellow school bus and conducting a series of candid conversational interviews, Colin Gunn, a Scottish filmmaker, actor, and homeschool father of seven children living in Texas, is on a quest to discover the origins of our modern educational system.

What he discovers is a masterful design that sought to replace God’s recipe for training up the next generation with a humanistic, man-centered program that fragmented the family and undermined the influence of the Church and its Great Commission.

Part documentary, part testimonial — a confessional and a rebuke, this film is above all a challenge and an encouragement to millions of Christians who need to know what history, experience, and the Scriptures have to say about what is perhaps the pivotal issue of our time: the discipleship and training of the next generation.

Two Hats: That I Might by All Means Save Some

The Winner of the Best Great Commission Film Jubilee Award at the

2012 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (SAICFF)

 In 1998, Brad and Deborah Wells left the comfort and familiarity of their home in Boise, Idaho and moved their family to the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Today, they continue to serve as missionaries along with their seven children and lead an inspiring life, captured by this documentary film.
Follow them through both setbacks and accomplishments as they share God’s Word, raise a family, and establish the country’s first Christian radio station.

Crying Wolf

This film is about exposing the lies and proclaiming the truth about what the movement to bring back wolves to Yellowstone – and the rest of America – is really about.

Find out who’s really crying wolf.

“A different way of thinking has emerged in our country and is becoming ever more prominent in our governments and the rest of American culture.  This philosophy, known as environmentalism, is now at the forefront of our decision-makers brains and is constantly shaping their thoughts and policies.  It was in this mindset that the decision was made by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to transplant wolves from their homeland in Canada and release them in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in 1995 and ’96.  The agency, along with many environmental and animal rights groups,  praised the decision: it was almost as though they were triumphantly heralding the return of some unjustly banished royalty.  But their real triumph was that, by elevating animal over man once again, they were given access to tens of millions of dollars and greater control over both private and public property.  You see putting wolves in Yellowstone was never about saving wolves or balancing ecosystems.  There was another agenda.  One they would not reveal to the American public, but would see through, no matter how far they had to bend the rules, no matter how much they had to steal, no matter how bad they had to lie, no matter the cost.  And… they did it.  What’s done is done.  And nobody has ever looked back since…

…Until now.”

Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness

Every so often, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak to the issues of our day through the context of a significant anniversary. 100 years ago, the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14th, 1912. In the face of that disaster, courageous men sprang into action to ensure that women and children would be saved.  Now, thanks to National Movie Night, you can honor these men during Titanic’s 100th anniversary by sharing Act Like Men with your friends and neighbors!  Inspire today’s young men toward Godly manhood!

It’s no secret that men are struggling. Years of ridicule and political correctness have left men passive, lazy, cowardly, selfish, and confused about their identities. If there ever was a time when manhood was under attack, this is it. History shows that civilizations fall when manhood breaks down. What do we see? Western civilization is in shambles. Crime, divorce, fatherlessness, and immaturity are all on the rise, and the destruction of the modern family is not far behind.

100 years ago, courageous men sprang into action when the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. These men paid the ultimate price to ensure that women and children were saved. What did they know about manliness that we have forgotten? How is “women and children first” relevant today? Will our civilization survive the decline of manliness? What does it really mean to be a man?

In Act Like Men, viewers will be challenged and inspired as we explore these questions and seek to reclaim a biblical vision for manliness.

Join Scott Brown, William Einwechter, Bill Potter, and Kevin Swanson as we study the Titanic, examine the Scriptures, and inspire our sons to Act Like Men!

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Rescued: The Movie

The Heart of Adoption and Caring for Orphans

Today, over 130 million children have lost one or both parents, and every 18 seconds, another child in the world becomes an orphan. In America, 107,000 children in the foster care system are currently waiting to be adopted. According to a 2007 report by the Williams Institute UCLA School of Law and The Urban Institute of Washington D.C., an estimated 65,500 adopted children are living with a gay or lesbian parent, and an estimated 14,000 foster children are living with gay or lesbian parents. These staggering statistics should cause Christians to ask some probing questions.

What would Christ’s church look like if we acted upon James 1:27 which says, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world?” Why is it that the church at large doesn’t talk much about adoption? How can the church come alongside families who have chosen to adopt? Do adoption and missions have a common thread?

This film will attempt to answer those questions. In it you will meet some extraordinary families who will take you on their adoption journeys. You will see how God has worked through adoption to challenge and deepen their faith and dependence on God alone, strengthen their family bonds, defy cultural norms, and give them a firsthand account of God’s incredible love toward us in adopting us into His family and calling us His children.

This is a battle against the forces of darkness. Adoption isn’t charity, it’s war.