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Archive for September, 2006

Chris Tomlin’s new CD “See The Morning” is released today. Closing out his album is the song “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, a track that Chris recorded after being approached by Walden Media to rework the hymn for the upcoming feature film.
See an interview with Chris Tomlin where talks about how he came […]

A preview of the movie by Maria Antonietta Perna, currently at A World to Win:
Michael Apted’s film fully succeeds in conveying the emotional roller-coaster felt by the abolitionists during the ups and downs of the various stages of their fight, especially the tensions felt by Wilberforce himself as he is torn between […]

Variety reviews Amazing Grace

From the pages of Variety magazine, critic Eddie Cockrell has a favorable review of Amazing Grace:
Crisply told and sincerely thesped, Amazing Grace is a workmanlike costumer that distills Blighty’s long battle for the abolition of slavery and the personalities behind landmark antislavery legislation into a tidy story of conscience and perseverance. The […]

The World Premiere Of Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace Closes Festival
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival closes with the world premiere gala Presentation of Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace tonight.
Here are some photos taken at the screening, pictured is screenwriter Steven Knight, actor Toby Jones (portrays Duke of Clarence), actress Romola Garai (portrays Barbara Spooner), and director […]

Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter on Amazing Grace:

The dullness of virtue infuses this historical story of the British MP who spent his life fighting the appalling institution of slavery in the British Empire. This is about as safe a historical/political topic as a filmmaker can tackle, where right and wrong […]

The 2006 Heartland Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Michael Apted’s powerful “Amazing Grace”.
Heartland Film Festival will kick off its 2006 Festival with the U.S. premiere of Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions’ and Bristol Bay Productions’ Amazing Grace at the IMAX Theater. Get a glimpse of this film before it hits theaters this […]