Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 32

Title: PASS THE LIGHT Rating: Starring: Cameron Palatas, Jon Gries, Alexandria Deberry, Dapre Grayer, Lawrence SaintVictor Written by: Victor Hawks Directed by: Malcolm Goodwin Genre: Drama Running Time: 112 minutes MPAA Rating: TBA Production Company: PHOTO: COURTESY OF PASS THE LIGHT Vision Vehicle Productions Released by: DigiNext Reviewed by: Leah St John (& Christian St John) Release Date: Feb 6, 2015 : Theatrical 32 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW MOVIE REVIEW F ranklin Baumann (Jon Gries, Taken) is a well respected politician running for congress. But after 17 year old high-school student Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous) recognizes that Franklin’s campaign is built upon hatred, intolerance, and exclusion, he decides to run for Congress himself. So with the help of his family, friends, and classmates, he starts a campaign - Operation Pass the Light - that promotes kindness, love, and acceptance without judgement, and strives to make a real difference in his community. Pass The Light is a fantastic movie! It is highly entertaining and extremely well made. In addition, it poignantly addresses a number of issues that are currently hot topics (especially in the church) that often drive a wedge between people and their ideologies/beliefs - homosexuality, bullying, broken marriages, judging others, unemployment, and more. After watching the movie I was left thinking about it for days thereafter. And I think that’s a sign of a great movie… one that stays with you.