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Recommended Books II by matthew c . hoffman

The 2015 film series, Cinema of Transcendence, was largely inspired by one film book: Divine Images: A History of Jesus on the Screen by Roy Kinnard and Tim Davis. However, since our last screening a couple years ago, I have found many other books … Continue reading

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End Credits

We are pleased that One Foot in Heaven brought in a large crowd for our final show! We would like to thank all our series regulars and semi-regulars who attended Cinema of Transcendence this spring. We averaged 54 patrons a week with the highest-attended film being … Continue reading

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Faith in Action: The Value of Transcendence

Of all the programs I’ve put together for the PRPL Classic Film Series, Cinema of Transcendence was the least popular. Nevertheless, it was the most rewarding one on a personal level. Exploring the role of faith in film was something I always wanted to do, and many who did attend … Continue reading

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One Foot in Heaven (1941) by matthew c. hoffman

“Without waiting for an answer, he began to play ‘The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ our Lord.’ He could not have chosen a more difficult tune, for it used every bell in the tower. But he played without a … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

Here are two books we’d suggest for additional information on our subject. The Roy Kinnard and Tim Davis book is highly recommended.

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Stars in My Crown (1950) by matthew c. hoffman

Winner of the prestigious Freedom Foundation Award, this episodic Western is a supreme entertainment that is thoroughly refreshing in today’s cynical times. Set in the years after the Civil War, it’s the story of a small Southern town, Walesburg, as … Continue reading

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Strange Cargo (1940) by matthew c. hoffman

“Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.” ~Hebrews 13:2 With her acting—and his presence—Joan Crawford and Clark Gable were two of Hollywood’s biggest heavyweights. Strange Cargo was their eighth, last, and most unusual teaming. Under … Continue reading

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