The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has produced a full-length movie that will open across American on October 10, 2014. The film chronicles the everyday struggles of six members of the Church who live in different places around the globe and have very different lives. Dearest to the hearts of Arizonans may be Gail Halverson, known as the Candy Bomber of World War II fame. Halverson lives in the Tucson area. Other featured Mormons are from the United States, Costa Rica and Nepal.
People who have seen the movie in previews call “Meet the Mormons” an excellent film. It is not a missionary effort at all, but a beautifully crafted cinematography experience that reaches deep into the hearts and minds of the characters. One person said, “I came away from the movie connected to people of all faiths and feeling God’s love for all His children.”
The intent is to show that these Mormons are normal people with real heartbreaks and triumphs. In every case, their efforts to follow the example of Jesus Christ strengthen them to meet their challenges.
All profits from the movie will be donated to the Red Cross.
In southern Arizona, the movie will be screened at two theaters:
Tucson Park Place 20 + XD
5871 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ
Sierra Vista 10
2141 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista, AZ
Showings will be at 12:00 noon, 2:20 pm, 4:40 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:20 pm, October 10 through 12.
Attendance is expected to be heavy. To assure seats, patrons may want to buy advance tickets through http://www.fandango.com/meetthemormons_175726/movieoverview. Fandango also lists other theaters around the country where the movie can be seen.
More information is available at: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/meet-the-mormons-movie.