The Widow's Might

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The Widow's Might
The Widow's Might.jpg
Directed by John Robert Moore
Produced by David Heustis
John Moore
Jeff Moreland
Written by John Robert Moore
Starring Angela Coates
John Robert Moore
Cameron Heidrick
Cinematography James Burgess
Edited by Rob Tull
Release date
  • April 13, 2009 (2009-04-13)
Running time
101 Minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $130,000

The Widow's Might is a 2009 American independent Christian film set in modern-day Texas and the Old West. It has been praised as "a groundbreaking film, even though it is a first feature film from a teenaged director."[1] The film won the Audience Choice Award and the $101,000 Best of Festival award in the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

The film, a musical comedy,[1] tells the story of an elderly widow battling the government to save her home from tax foreclosure, and of the families who help her.[4][5]

Awards[edit]

The film won the Audience Choice Award and the $101,000 Best of Festival award in the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival,[2][3] beating films such as Fireproof and Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.[2][5]

Theatrical release and reception[edit]

In April, 2009, the film opened to play for one week in 94 U.S. cities across the Midwest and South.[1][5]

Alex and Brett Harris, in their book Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are, discuss the film as a successful example of a challenging project carried out by teenagers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Teens Produce Anti-Tax Film 'Widow's Might'". Christian Broadcasting Network. April 15, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Alanis, James (January 12, 2009). "Report from San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "The Significance of The Widow's Might to Independent Christian Filmmaking". SAICFF web site. April 10, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hagerty, Barbara Bradley (February 21, 2009). "Christian Filmmakers Creating An Industry Of Faith". NPR. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Kimball, Josh (April 17, 2009). "$101K-Winning Christian Film 'Widow's Might' Hits the Big Screen". Christian Post. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Harris, Alex; Harris, Brett; Stanford, Elisa (2010). Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are. Doubleday Religious Publishing Group. pp. 129–135. ISBN 1601422709. 

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