The Nativity Story
Wow, yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to see a preview screening of the next major Hollywood film, The Nativity Story (New Line Cinema). A faithful, faith filled portrayal of the birth of Christ. While we are prohibited in giving a media review of this film (the media has not yet had a chance to view it),I can say it was very faithful to the nativity narrative, and the instances where the filmmakers took liberties, were in line with what is theologically and historically acceptable. Plus it was absolutely beautifully filmed.
I was participating in a catechical conference this weekend, when all of the participants were invited to be part of this very special preview screening. We were the first group of Canadian Catholics to review this film, also coincidentally yesterday was also the day when Pope Benedict XVI was given his own personal private screening.
Look out for the film in December it will be the prefect way to start off the Christmas Season, keeping the focus on the reason for the season.
ON THE SET WITH...Screenwriter Mike Rich
ON THE SET WITH...Director Catherine Hardwicke
ON THE SET: THE NATIVITY STORY...Production and Costume Design