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Monday, July 30, 2007

Amazing Grace

On Thursday night [26th], two cinemas were booked out for a Fusion fundraising event at the Orange Metro 5 cinemas. We pre-paid for tickets to see Amazing Grace [Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Youssou N'Dour, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch]

"Amazing Grace is based on the true story of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. This feature film chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807. Wilberforce was also instrumental in passing legislation to abolish slavery in the British colonies, a victory he won just three days before his death in 1833." - Cameo Cinemas

It was surprisingly brilliant with a nice blend of humour, romance, testosterone, sadness, and victory. The sets were awesome too!

As a church outing, it was great to go to the movies with our "extended families". We just might have to get a group outing organised to go and see Evan Almighty when it's released on Sept 20 :o)


Anonymous said...

i agree amazing grace was a exellent movie!, it really opened my eyes to how hard william wiberforce worked to abolish slavery, i thought it was VERY clever when he got that boring old man to post that law, so no-one was listening.......also i think it would be a great church outing to go and see evan almighty, as i have seen bruce almighty and it was a great movie....


CactusFreek said...

Right on Meg, I agree that the sneaky flag law pass was a great idea! :o)