Thursday, October 27, 2011

Faith Based Film 'The Genesis Code' to Debut in Nationwide Limited Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 27, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The highly anticipated Christian film "The Genesis Code" will premiere November 4 in theatres in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

A film from American Epic Entertainment, calls Christians to renew their faith in God, become more engaged in publicly defending the Biblical explanation of creation and speaking up against the cultural trend to silence Christians.

"This is very exciting time to be a Christian who loves movies!" said Executive Producer and Star of The Genesis Code, Reverend Jerry Zandstra. "We are especially buoyed by the success of Courageous. We know the Courageous audience is going to love The Genesis Code. There is clearly a real want and need for high quality faith based films like The Genesis Code and Courageous. We know that the faith audience expects production values that they are used to seeing from the big studio films and that is what they can expect from The Genesis Code." said Zandstra.

"The Genesis Code" is an independent Christian film which explores the intersection of science and faith as well as other issues facing Christians today. The film stars Logan Bartholomew and Kelsey Sanders as college students whose chance meeting leads to a burgeoning relationship and a journey of spiritual discovery. The supporting cast includes Oscar-winners Louise Fletcher and Ernest Borgnine, former presidential candidate Fred Thompson, and Reverend Jerry Zandstra, who also served as the Executive Producer.

"The Genesis Code" explores three major issues facing Christians today. One issue is the alleged conflict between religious and scientific explanations for the beginning of the universe. As the film shows, this conflict does not exist. The Biblical and scientific explanations for the beginning of life are totally consistent, but told from different perspectives. The film also explores the often ignored story of discrimination against Christians on college campuses. In the film, Kelsey Sanders portrays a talented paleontology student who is pressured to conceal her faith in order to advance in the academic world. Finally, the film deals with end-of-life issues, as Logan Bartholomew's character fights to prolong the life of his comatose mother when his grandparents attempt to remove her from life support against his wishes and despite the possibility of recovery.

Former U.S. Senator and movie star Fred Thompson will be lending his support to help publicize The Genesis Code in the days leading up to its release.

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