Screening of Paradise Recovered at the BCT Nov 20th 3pm

Posted: November 17, 2011 by IUsec in Events

We’re delighted to announce that after enjoying a World Premiere at Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis (with a very close 2nd Place finish for Audience Choice), a Texas Premiere at Austin Film Festival (again: a very close 2nd place finish for Audience Choice, ahead of movies like 127 Hours, Black Swan, and Blue Valentine), a Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City, and a number of other awards from the 17 film festivals we have been privileged to be a part of  PARADISE RECOVERED <> is coming back home to Indiana.

On Sunday, November 20, 2011, PARADISE RECOVERED will screen at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre at 3:00 PM.  We’ll be joined by some friends from our soundtrack, Cara Jean Wahlers, Salaam, The New Old Cavalry, and newcomer Evan Slusher.

Tickets can be purchased at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office.  $10 / $8 for Students and Seniors. Tickets available online <,%20w%20Wahlers,%20Salaam,%20New%20Old%20Calvary>

*After party at FARM Bloomington?s The Root Cellar for a $5 suggested donation at the door benefitting Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center.

In case you wonder what the film is about, here’s a quick synopsis:

A young woman leaves a fundamentalist cult group and moves in with two slackers.


Here’s a longer one:

Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt’s Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Vanderbilt’s Kingdom Bible College.

When the fundamentalist Christian sect falls on hard times, Esther looks for employment at a local health food store (Sahara Mart!) to supplement the group’s income.

At the store, Esther gets a chance to share her faith with her new manager, Gabriel, a devout skeptic and preacher’s kid, and his roommate, Mark, a college drop-out who finds Christian television to be great entertainment.

The friendship with Gabriel and Mark help Esther determine her human worth while helping her reframe her faith in a whole new light.

Shot entirely on location in Southern Indiana and Austin, Texas, Paradise Recovered attempts a modern-day retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan while addressing hard questions involving faith, tolerance, women’s issues, and spiritual abuse in modern culture.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center in Albany, OH. Wellspring is an amazing place where people who’ve been hurt by spiritual leaders can find quality mental health care from folks who have been researching spiritual abuse for many, many years.

Our film is not yet rated, but because of adult situations, we do not recommend it for children under 13.


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