Friday, January 17, 2014

Obscure Christian Movie Gets Oscar Nomination for Best Song

Alone Yet Not Alone ...
had a limited release (nine cities) on Sept. 27, 2013, targeted specifically toward the Christian market. Its production company — Enthuse Entertainment — describes itself as a producer of "God-honoring, faith-based, family-friendly films that inspire the human spirit to seek and know God." The film tells an alleged true-life tale from 1755 of two young sisters kidnapped by Native Americans after a raid on their family farm.


The plot of "Alone Yet Not Alone" also deals with the Native Americans (referred to as "savages" in the film's trailer) attempting to "indoctrinate" the kidnapped girls "into native culture," as reported by The women, however, retain their faith, turning the film into a tale of Christianity "triumphing" over other religions and practices

I watched part of the video for the song and I thought "meh".

I hate how so much of Christian entertainment is uplifting.

When I hear uplifting I hear: shallow, predictable, sentimental, self-serving, not catchy, safe, saccharine, unnuanced, boring.

This is why most people prefer U2 to 99% of the Christian music out there. 

The production values looked pretty good, though, I'll say that.