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An Interview With God [2021]

An Interview with God is a 2018 drama film directed by Perry Lang and written by Ken Aguado. The film stars David Strathairn, Brenton Thwaites, Yael Grobglas, Hill Harper and Charlbi Dean.

An Interview with God

The film was financed by Giving Films, a company that specializes in movies with Christian themes and donates its profits to faith-based nonprofit organizations.[2][3] It was shot entirely in New York City; McGolrick Park and Kings Theatre are prominently featured.[citation needed] The film's musical score, featuring the use of a solo cello, was composed by Ian Honeyman.

Critical reception to the film was mixed. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 60% of critics have given the film a positive review, based on five reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10.[7] Matt's Movie Reviews described the film as "a spiritual journey of the cinematic kind that is as fulfilling as it is perplexing, just as it should be."[8] The Christian Film Review praised the story and acting in what they regarded as "a gripping and thrilling film."[9] The Sydney Morning Herald criticized the writing, arguing that scenes with the two leads "go on for pages of dialogue, a sure way to stop a movie dead in its dramatic tracks."[10]

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NEW YORK, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An Interview with God, a provocative mystery-drama starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Bourne Ultimatum, Lincoln) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), completed principal photography today following a four-week shoot on location in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, it was announced by Giving Films, the charity independent film label.

Directed by Perry Lang (Men of War, Weeds) from a screenplay by Ken Aguado, the cast also includes Yael Grobglas (Jane The Virgin), Hill Harper (Concussion, CSI: NY) and Charlbi Dean Kriek (The Other). Aguado and Fred Bernstein are producing with Richard L. Jackson, founder of Giving Films, and Paul Kurta serving as executive producers.

"The film unfolds as a mystery, with many surprising twists and turns. We wanted to make an accessible film that explored core aspects of faith and inspiration, but one that would also stand on its own as great entertainment," said Aguado.

"Giving Films is committed to presenting quality films and funneling 100 percent of its profits to charities making a difference in the world. We believe that An Interview with God will entertain and inspire audiences, while also serving our mission," added Jackson.

ABOUT GIVING FILMS Giving Films is a non-profit label committed to films that entertain and spark conversations around life, faith, and relationships. One hundred percent of Giving Films' profits from An Interview with God will be donated to organizations supporting foster care, mental health services, and veterans. The company's first film, the 2015 release 90 Minutes in Heaven, starred Kate Bosworth and Hayden Christensen.

I want us all to imagine ourselves sitting down in an interview with God. God is seeking His own special people. They are to be a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation. They are to be a people that have been called out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9-10). He is looking for people that will love Him, serve Him, and be obedient to His commands.

The benefits that come with being His special people are greater than the human mind can even imagine. In Christ is every spiritual blessing, (Ephesians 1:3). We have been chosen to be holy and without blame. We have been adopted as sons and have been accepted by God. In Christ we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are saved. In Him we have purpose, a family, and the greatest inheritance of all. (Ephesians 1:3-14).

The hope of God and the hope of His Church is that all people will come to Christ. (1 Timothy 2:4). God love the world so much that He sent us His Son. (John 3:16). Jesus came into the world, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross for all of our sins. Jesus rose from the grave and gave us an opportunity to rise up and live a new life in Him. (Romans 6:4). The Gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for the entire world. It is the way to be redeemed, to have our sins washed away, and to be with the Father forever. (1 Peter 3:21, John 14:6).

Unfortunately, some people have never known God and have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are like those that did not know about the interview and if nobody tells them they will miss out on the blessings that are in Christ Jesus.

Paul is a journalist who recently returned from Afghanistan, where he was reporting on the war effort there. What he saw there changed him forever, and it sent him down a dark path as he began searching for the true meaning of life. He began to question his childhood faith, and he asked God if He was even real. However, Paul received an unexpected answer one day when he received a tip to interview God Himself. Skeptical, Paul decides to follow the lead even though he is on paid leave. What he discovers is unexpected and is destined to change his life forever.

The Astute Films team is fresh on the scene, and they have put together a quality first-time production, which is a great way to start out. It is clear that they put a lot of effort into making a high-quality production in An Interview With God. This is evident in great video quality, camera work, and audio quality. The soundtrack is creative, and the film has an overall artistic touch as a lot of work is put into establishing things without being too obvious. Further, the sets, locations, and props are authentic and appropriate. Finally, the editing is professional, which rounds out a basically perfect production effort. With this film, the Astute team has sown great seeds for the future.

On the surface, An Interview With God seems like another version of The Encounter or The Perfect Stranger, but upon closer look, this new film is much more. Though the plot mostly centers around lengthy conversations, the dialogue is well-constructed and holds up the plot well. The characters explore some great topics relating to the nature of reality and the work of God. These philosophical conversations actually hold the attention because they seek to develop the characters as people rather than to throw worldviews at the audience. The writers were not afraid to go deep with the characters by making them flawed and accessible. The portrayal of God is also appropriate and intriguing. Throughout the storyline, there are creative psychological elements that appear to be building towards a possible plot twist, but unfortunately, this seeming creativity never materializes, which leaves the ending to be a bit flat and disappointing. The story tends to limp to a conclusion with too many unanswered questions after it had so much potential going for it, but even still, the remainder of the plot is good enough to lift this film to an overall good rating.

This film had so much going for it, and while it did make the Hall of Fame, I think that many viewers will leave their viewing experience disappointed. Throughout the entire movie it is as if the filmmakers are building to a memorable climax/plot twist, but they let the air out of their own balloon with the conclusion. All in all, this was a great first effort, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Thwaites plays Paul Asher with delicate charm. He is awkward, pitiable, and anxiety-ridden. He is excellent at making the viewer nervous to watch. His body language is erratic. It is obvious that his stint in Afghanistan has all but destroyed him. He is, in short, lost, hurting and chasing God down, begging for a miracle.

The post-colonial struggle is inherently complex, however, and Jonas' relationship with his uncle's legacy is complicated by his late relative's support for Robert Mugabe's controversial land reforms. tQ caught up with God Knows to find out more about his heritage, the growth of his label Narolane, the role he plays in Limerick's music scene, and his experiences of being Black and Irish.

MJ: With Rusangano Family, we were the first Black artists to win the Choice Music Award, so in many rooms that I performed in, myself and my brother MuRli were the only Black people. It wasn't until 2017 that I started to see more diversity in the arts. We had to go into that bubble in order to break out of it. It ended with us winning the Choice Music prize, because we were the first people to tell the story.

Your new EP, Glory was produced by your brother, Godwin Jones, while 'Twelve 61' features your cousin Jah Master, and samples the music of your uncle, freedom fighter and artist Chinx Chingaira. What's it like working so closely with family members?

MJ: I'm blessed. I'm very lucky that my business partner is my best friend, my younger brother produces, and of course I have great family lineage, with my uncle Chinx sampled on the record. I had to call my family and be like "Can I clear this sample?", and hearing the stories of my uncle alongside all these greats like Sting and Bob Marley, it was like I'm not the first one to do what I'm doing.

MJ: It's been hard, but it's my family member, that's my mum's brother, I love him. Also, he was part of setting us free from colonialism! So I could always separate it. The untouchable part of his legacy is within the time of the struggle and a little bit post-independence. When unfortunately, politically, he started to go on the decline, in the 90s, it was really hard for me. I felt for him, because I knew he was polarising. But we could always separate it, and that made it easier for me. We may not align politically, but we're family. 041b061a72

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