Pass the Light 2015 Full Movie

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Pass the Light 2015 Full Movie

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Malcolm Goodwin
Produced by
  • Angie Canuel
  • Victor Hawks
  • Malcolm Goodwin
Written by Victor Hawks
Starring
  • Cameron Palatas
  • Dalpre Grayer
  • Alexandria DeBerry
  • Milena Govich
  • Colby French
  • Lawrence Saint-Victor
  • Jon Gries
  • Anne Winters
Music by Pancho Burgos-Goizueta
Cinematography Travis Hoffman
Edited by Rosanne Tan
Production
company
Vision Vehicle Productions
Distributed by DigiNext Films
Release dates
  • February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06) (United States)
Running time
113 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pass the Light 2015

Pass the Light 2015 American family film, directed by Malcolm Goodwin and written by Victor Hawks. film stars Cameron Palatas, Dulpre Grayer, Alexandria DeBerry, Milena Govich, Colby French, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Jon Gries, and Anne Winters. It was released in the United States by DigiNext Films in a limited release on February 6, 2015.

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Pass the Light

MOVIE REVIEW

Steve Bellafiore is a lot like many other 17-year-olds. The third-string receiver for the Northfield Christian Academy Lions has a crush on cheerleader Jackie Burns … even though he’s more likely to get crushed by her boyfriend, linebacker Wes Randolph, then ever attracting her attention.

But Steve Bellafiore is pretty different from his peers in other ways. Relentlessly upbeat even when he’s beaten down, he’s often on his knees praying, so much so that Wes and his buddies derisively call him Little Tebow.

Worried that his dad might not find another job anytime soon, tired of the bullying, and horrified that his good friend Trevor (who runs a Christian soup kitchen called Salvation House) doesn’t feel like he can go to church because he’s gay, Steve decides to use his optimism and natural spark to … run for Congress!

Never mind that he’s too young to actually hold the position.

He wants to counter the fire-and-brimstone message coming from another Christian candidate named Franklin Baumann. The older man is running on a platform devoted to banishing all “sodomites” and other such sinners from the state. “I am on a mission of purification to exile all evildoers, the drug users, the immoral, we do not want you,” Baumann says.

And so when Baumann starts in on his spiel at Steve’s school (at a pep rally), Steve finds that he can’t take one more word.

“Dude, do you ever shut your mouth?” he blurts out in the middle of the man’s speech. “I think that the way you frame your message is the reason why a lot of people aren’t hearing the true Christian message.”

Baumann doesn’t think much of Steve’s challenge. Nor does Steve’s father or his football coach. But the young Bellafiore won’t be deterred. He’s determined to show the world that there are some Christians who don’tjudge people, who want to unite and include everyone. And so he sets out to do just that with the help of his social-media savvy “campaign manager” friend Willy and eventually Jackie Burns, too!

POSITIVE ELEMENTS

Steve’s faith motivates him to be kind and look for ways to help others. He serves food to underprivileged folks at Salvation House, he volunteers to scrub a spray-painted slur off of Jackie’s locker, he urges his at-odds parents to start talking honestly about their differences and disappointments, and he sparks a movement in which students begin aiding each other and their community in concrete ways.

When Steve’s sometimes on the verge of quitting or feeling discouraged, Willy and Jackie (and, later, his parents) are present to cheer him on. At one point, Steve and his friends leave personal notes of encouragement in every student’s locker at school. It’s a moment of affirmation that inspires lots of classmates to join in as the movement spreads throughout the school, their town and online. Even Wes is won over eventually.

SPIRITUAL CONTENT

Pass the Light extrapolates John 3:17 (which appears onscreen as the movie starts and reads, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”) to mean that Christians should always strive toward inclusion and not spend time judging the sins of others.

Speaking to his school over the intercom, Steve declares, “We are all equal. We’re all one through Jesus.” And in a televised debate, he says of his reason for “running” for Congress, “At first I got in it to protect my faith. … I saw the faith I loved being used to hurt the people I cared about, and I couldn’t just stand by and do nothing.” Turning to Baumann, he says, “Sir, the way you frame your message is the reason why a lot of people don’t hear the true Christian message. Your Christianity divides people. You preach judgment and even war, but that is not the Christianity that my father taught me. Pete Bellafiore taught me about inclusion, about acceptance. You say you like to use the Bible to back up your arguments, but what about Galatians 3:28: ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female for you are all one in Christ Jesus”?

Baumann, meanwhile, often paraphrases Bible passages that list the sins that displease God. As mentioned, he suggests that such behaviors need to be purged and that the people who practice them should be exiled (or at least “exiled from our consciousness,” he later clarifies when pinned down by a reporter).

SEXUAL CONTENT

Steve sees Trevor embrace a male co-worker and surmises that they are in a homosexual relationship. When Steve asks about it, Trevor admits he’s gay and then says his lifestyle keeps him from going to church because he believes he and his partner wouldn’t be accepted. (Earlier, we saw Trevor being harassed for being gay as a guy on the street hatefully calls him “those people”).

This prompts Steve to tell Baumann (in the big debate), “Two of the best men I know are homosexual men. They do more for the people in this town in one day than most people do in their lifetime. And they do it out of selfless love and pure faith. I can’t say if their way of life is right or wrong, I don’t know that I’m qualified to judge that. But I do know that counting them out is wrong. I know that it’s terrible that they feel that they can’t come out and practice their faith for fear of being judged. Now I’m not saying you have to agree with their way of life, but you have to at least be up for the conversation. You have to try to understand and show love. That is our moral duty.”

This part of the story, notably, was inspired by something screenwriter Victor Hawks heard while working on a Broadway show. He says, “The most universal dynamic on the Broadway stage is acceptance.” And during one production, he recalls a fellow actor turning to him and saying, “‘Just so you know, my parents have no idea I am gay.’ … He told me, ‘I have God in my heart, but no one in my church could ever really know about me. It’s just easier for them not to know.’ He was the kindest person I had met in New York. I have God in my heart as well, and the God I know teaches love and acceptance of all His children. I hurt for my friend. But I felt a resolve to tell a story about acceptance and love.”

Elsewhere, Jackie wears tight, low-cut tops and short skirts. She confesses to Steve, regretfully, that she had sex with Wes when they were dating. That choice, she says, was followed by a pregnancy scare that prompted Wes to spread lies about her sleeping with someone else (and spray paint “TRAMP” on her locker). She says, “Look, I know what the Bible says about the sexually immoral and how you should wait for marriage. … I know that I sinned and I’m trying to make it better.” (She says abortion was never a consideration.) Steve responds, “Everyone sins. It’s how you deal with it that counts.”

Pete and Anne share a passionate kiss. She says that one of the things she likes most about her husband is “his butt.”

VIOLENT CONTENT

In a father-son confrontation, Pete raises his hand as if he’s going to hit Steve (but doesn’t). Steve gets repeatedly flattened by Wes during football practices.

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