As the phenomenal success of faith-based films continues, one movie in particular is grabbing headlines across the world.
The success of ‘Jesus Revolution’ has led to the announcement that the film is being given international release, and will spread its message of faith and hope to people all around the world.
In an exclusive interview with Charisma News, producer and director of the film John Erwin shares how the movie’s delay in getting made turned out to be God working in His perfect timing.
“It’s great to see those headlines that say the faith audience shocks the industry,” Erwin shared. “After such a long, long season of an industry being rebuilt, the last three years have been the most disruptive time ever in the history of theatrical movies.”
Erwin had been wanting to create ‘Jesus Revolution’ for years, with the division, hopelessness and spiritual drought in America echoing that of the 1960’s and 70’s.
“I remember it was [about] seven, eight years ago that I bought the TIME magazine cover of the Jesus Revolution,” Erwin recalled. “And I read this article, and I was so deeply moved by what God was doing in a generation, in the most unlikely place amongst the hippies and college students and high school students.
“So, the more I studied the movement, the more I felt like, ‘Can this happen again today?’ And that’s been the driving force behind this movie…I’ve been dreaming of getting this movie made, and this has been a passion project for a very, very long time.
“I can’t wait to see how God uses the movie as it continues in theaters across America,” he added.
Continue the ‘Jesus Revolution’ has, earning just under $40 million at U.S. box offices alone.
Except now God is sending it out into the rest of the world as well.
Due to the movie’s smashing success, international release dates have been announced for Singapore, Indonesia (with its majority Muslim population), Australia and New Zealand, with more countries to be announced in the future.
“It’s a miracle. It’s a total miracle that a movie studio like Lionsgate allowed us to make a film called ‘Jesus Revolution.’ It’s not called ‘The Revolution,’ it’s called ‘Jesus Revolution’ and I think it’s a miracle,” Erwin says.
“For me, it’s the longest I’ve ever worked on a movie, and it’s amazing how God can even use disappointments. It’s like He had this plan for the movie,” he continued.
It would appear God certainly had a designed plan for the movie as it makes a kingdom impact across the globe.
If interested in viewing this cultural phenomenon personally, check your local listings for available theatres and times.
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James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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