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October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Walden Media Presents
“A Celebration of the Human Spirit” Film Festival
In honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his historic visit to Birmingham, Alabama, Walden Media is proud to present four film celebrating the human spirit, the quest for freedom, and the power of individuals to change the world. Films are listed below and all films will be screened at either the Alabama Theatre or at the Birmingham Art Museum. Check times and locations below.
AMAZING GRACE, from acclaimed director Michael Apted, tells the inspiring story of how one man’s passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true-life story of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd), a leader of the British abolition movement, the film chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Several friends, including Wilberforce’s minister, John Newton (Albert Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the lyrics to the now-beloved hymn Amazing Grace, urge him to see the cause through. This film is rated PG for intense situations, and is recommended for students in grades 9 and up.
Location: Alabama Theatre
Date and Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7pm
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