Saturday, April 18, 2009

$101K-Winning Christian Film 'Widow's Might' Hits the Big Screen

By Josh Kimball
Christian Post Reporter
Fri, Apr. 17 2009

The winner of the largest single film festival prize to date is currently being shown in 94 cities across the nation.

“The Widow’s Might,” directed by and starring 19-year-old filmmaker John Moore, has been out since Monday and will continue showing in theaters until April 18. The movie tells the story of a family that comes together to help an elderly widow who is about to lose her home due to outrageous property taxes.

The film’s release this week comes three months after it was awarded with “Best of Festival” Jubilee Award and the $101,000 cash prize that went with it during the San Antonio Christian Film Festival (SAICFF). To win, the film had to beat out faith-based box office hit “Fireproof,” which grossed over $33 million in theater sales last year, and “Expelled – No Intelligence Allowed,” which raked in more than $7 million in theaters to become the twelfth highest-grossing documentary film in the United States. the rest


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