January 19, 2013

Thank God for the Mormon Sundance

Jonathan Decker, Meridian Magazine

I read an article this week detailing the efforts of a conservative Utah group, asking the state to pull its support of the Sundance Film Festival on moral grounds. Their argument is that films about porn stars and mothers having affairs with each other’s teenage sons don’t mix well with a state known for family values. Protesting Utah’s support of Sundance is one way to promote change (never mind that Napoleon Dynamite, a family-friendly hit made by BYU alums, got its big break at Sundance); another is to support films that do promote faith, family, and integrity. By “support,” of course, I mean purchase a movie ticket, and/or buy the DVD.

I think we forfeit the right to complain about the lack of wholesome movies if we fail to support them...

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TAGGED: Film, Hollywood, Mormons

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