A HUGE SUCCESS
Hey, everyone! I want to thank all of you who attended the Hiding In Plain Sight screening on Nov 12. It was a wonderful night for TAFF, the Filmmaker M. Legend Brown and cast, and, I hope, for you all as well. It felt to us as if the Holy Spirit descended upon Alamo Drafthouse and just camped there for the duration of the event. Guys, we had 95 seats to fill and exactly 95 folks in ‘em. Only God. All Glory goes to him. We had folks hanging out in the lobby afterwards for over 45 minutes just wanting to connect with this sweet filmmaker and cast.
It was incredible to see such strong support from the Austin Christian community. As Jen Cumberbatch, our wonderful Q and A Moderator, said, “It was amazing to look upon the diverse nature of the crowd. It looks a little like what Heaven must look like.” I don’t know about you, but that sweet comment alone, made my night and confirmed that the Lord was in that theatre with us.
We feel so blessed to have been a part of this evening. All of the Glory must go to God. But you, our faithful supporters, also deserve thanks. We were expecting about 45 folks, at best. And then you all started coming in the door. And you just kept coming in. The cast did not even have a place to sit! They were happy to give up their seats and go have dinner. As our lovely TAFF Host Laurinda Rohrer joked, “But it’s ok. They have seen the film before.”
So we thank you for your support, your generosity, your kindness, and your faithfulness. We thank you for eating tons of Alamo Drafthouse Food (which allowed us to have a discounted venue rental rate. Please keep it up!) and we thank you for your patience as we learn how to best serve you in this ministry.
Our next screening is Dec 9th at 7pm at Alamo Drafthouse – Village Location on Anderson Lane (same place). We will be screening two films. First up, starting promptly at 7:05pm, the BEST FILM of 2013’s competition THE RIDE-PG (for intense situations). This is a wonderful film that allows us to explore what one ordinary person can do to impact the life of another for Christ.
Then Jen Cumberbatch will again host a Q and A Session with director Dallas Jenkins and Actor Kirk Woller (The Taxi Driver in The Ride).
TAFF 2013’s FAMILY FILM AWARD winner WHAT iF . . . PG will screen following the Q and A. What if . . . stars Kevin Sorbo (Conan, Soul Surfer), John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Toy Story) and Kristy Swanson (Early Edition, Psych) and is an exploration of the life choices we are given and the consequences of the decisions we make. The film’s themes are similar to the classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. It is a sweet and engaging film and you are sure to enjoy its humor, sweetness, and timely message.
After the second film, we are inviting everyone to walk across the parking lot to Cover 3 Restaurant for a very special informal Q and A with Dallas and Kirk. They have graciously agreed to hang out with the TAFF crowd and personally thank and meet all who attend. Again. Only God.
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We are already starting to fill up seats. Please help us out by purchasing your tickets asap online. And thank you again for your support of TAFF. These two films, by the way, are perfect for non-churched neighbors, co workers, and friends. It is going to be a glorious night for the Gospel.