“For 16 years the LDS Film Festival has been a showcase for uplifting, powerful cinema from both Latter-day Saint filmmakers and others whose films share our values,” says film critic Jonathan Decker. And this year is no exception. The LDS Film Festival runs March 1-4 at the Scera Theater in Orem, Utah.
The festival features lots of adventures, comedies, dramas, and love stories. For example:
- CTU: Provo, an action-comedy in which Donny Osmond plays a villain funding terrorism in Utah.
- Searching for Gardy, a sequel to The Abolitionists in which the child-slavery-rescuers Operation Underground Railroad continue their search for the boy whose kidnapping launched the movement.
- The Laughter Life, a hilarious documentary going behind the scenes of the BYU-TV comedy hit Studio C.
The festival also includes workshops, including a 24-hour film-making festival, forums with filmmakers T.C. Christensen and Christian Vuissa, and a panel about Women in Film. See a listing of all the festival has to offer at ldsfilmfestival.org.
Read more about the various films to be featured in Jonathan Decker’s article “LDS Film Festival Gears Up to Inspire.”