A new historical indie Christian film will be appearing at nine select theaters around the country starting today, including one in Georgia. As the first full-length motion picture from the indie Christian film movement that depicts a non-contemporary story, this movie represents an ambitious fete of production as it seeks to depict an inspiring true story.
The motion picture Alone Yet Not Alone will be released today in only a few theaters in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia before its opening in theaters nationwide on February 21, 2014. A special screening of this indie Christian motion picture was conducted earlier this year at the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and the audience there gave it good reviews.
The film stars Kelly Greyson (Return To The Hiding Place, Max Rose), Jenn Gotzon (God’s Country, Frost/ Nixon) and country music artist Clay Walker (Jesse James).
“I’ve become a history fanatic as I’ve aged, and I enjoy learning about how this country was settled,” Walker said of why he accepted the role. “The moral of the movie is believing in something bigger than you and having hope. I’m drawn by those types of movies.”
Alone Yet Not Alone, based on a novel by the same name, tells the inspiring true story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French and Indian War of 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family. The book’s author is Tracey Leininger Craven, who wrote about enduring hardships with the confidence that God never leaves or forsakes us.
Alone Yet Not Alone has received the Dove Seal and is recognized as recommended family entertainment from the Dove Foundation.
The film, which carries a message communicated even in its title that God will never leave His people no matter how hopeless a situation may seem, features strong production values to match the performances by its, for the most part, relatively unknown cast. The screenplay by co-director George D. Escobar and James Richards depicts the relationship between the European settlers and the Delaware tribe’s people, giving an authentic sense of why the tribe felt disrespected and betrayed. “On the other hand,” writes John W. Kennedy, “the movie also avoids the trap of depicting the tribe’s as being without human flaws of their own.”
Under the direction of Ray Bengston, the final chase scene in which Barbara Leininger and her friends make their hazardous trek toward freedom is exciting and emotionally gripping.
More showings can be initiated in your local area, but they are not guaranteed until there are at least 500 seats reserved in each theater. As of this morning, Fandango reported that the 6:35pm Georgia showing was already sold out. For more information on the film, visit the movie website at www.aloneyetnotalone.com.