Summit Film Festival

Caring for Those in Crisis

ACU Summit is happy to host the first Summit Film Festival in 2017! The festival will consist of screenings of motion pictures, documentaries, and video series designed for church small groups. There will be something for everyone! Each screening will be followed by a talkback with one of ACU's film scholars. Bring your own popcorn! 

Feature Films

Silence (2016)

Two Jesuit missionaries travel from Portugal to Japan in search of their missing mentor. Their faith is tested by a climate hostile to Christianity as they learn what persecution truly means. (2h 41m)

Showing times: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Venue: Cullen Auditorium

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Facing Darkness (2017)

A Christian relief organization meets the challenge of fighting the Ebola epidemic in west Africa. The story and ministry of ACU Alumnus, Dr. Kent Brantly, is highlighted in the film. (1h 33m). 

Showing Time: Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Cullen Auditorium

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Documentaries

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (2017)

Kentucky-born farmer Wendell Berry – a philosopher, essayist, poet, and environmental activist – is portrayed in this film about the challenges of an agrarian life. Award-winning actor, director and producer Robert Redford and Oscar-nominated director Terrence Malick served as executive producers for Look & See. (1h 22m)

Showing Time: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Cullen Auditorium

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13th (2016)

This documentary reveals the unsettling racial inequality in the prison system of the United States. (1h 40m)

Showing Time: Tuesday 3:30 p.m.

Venue: BSB 117

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The Resettled (2016)

This documentary presents the dramatic stories of refugees building new lives in America, forcing viewers to consider their willingness to welcome foreigners in crisis from a distant land. (31m)

Showing Time: Monday, 3:30 p.m. (with The White Helmets)

Venue: BSB 114

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The White Helmets (2016)

As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders known as the White Helmets risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble. (40m)

Showing Time: Monday, 3:30 p.m. (with The Resettled)

Venue: BSB 114

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Small Group Resources

Clips from these series will be shown in these sessions. Come and see what video series your church or small group might be interested in doing!

The Rewritten Life: When God Changes Your Story

Based off of Jessica LaGrone’s Bible study, this series is a powerful and practical biblical study that examines the power of God through stories in the Bible of characters whose lives–and names–were changed by God. (Shown in conjunction with The Shack study guide)

Time: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: BSB 114 

Before Amen: The Power of Simple Prayer

This DVD study based on Max Lucado's book focuses on the ways in which any Christian can improve their prayer life. (Shown with Jonah: You Can't Outrun Grace)

Time: Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: BSB 117

Jonah: You Can't Outrun Grace

In this DVD study series, Paul David Tripp looks at truths and applications from the Book of Jonah that show us that no matter how hard we try, we cannot outrun the grace of God. (Shown with Before Amen)

Time: Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: BSB 117

The Shack (Study Guide)

This series, based off of the movie and book The Shack, is a study offering hope for those dealing with tragedies, who are questioning God’s love and goodness, and for those wanting to strengthen their faith. (Shown with The Rewritten Life)

Time: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. 

Venue: BSB 114 

Jack and Me: Why I Like C.S. Lewis

This resource for small groups features Tony Ash and his experiences in the study of C.S. Lewis and his writings. This video series is a useful addition to any small group interested in apologetics or C.S. Lewis’ writings.

Time: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Venue: BSB 130