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Exclusive: Lionsgate and Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets banner have sealed separate deals for Fight Church, the feature documentary tracking a group of Mixed Martial Arts-fighting pastors whose violent practices have sparked controversy within the Christian community.
Co-directed by Oscar-winner Daniel Junge (Saving Face, Beyond The Brick: A Lego Brickumentary) and Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story Of Card Counting Christians), Fight Church follows several Mma-battling ministers who preach from the pulpit and the octagon and even train fighters using the teachings of the Bible. Lionsgate sprang for North American VOD rights and will debut the film on iTunes and additional digital platforms on September 16, while Netflix will premiere it in multiple territories this Fall.
Given the success of faith-themed content and the controversial subject matter the topic is ripe for exploration; after Deadline premiered the trailer this spring, the film made headlines and drew heated debate online. Oscar-nominated »
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Ever wish your pastor was a little more kick ass? Well, then Fight Church is perfect for you. This documentary follows a selection of pastors who are as passionate about the gospel of Christ as they are about mixed martial arts. So, they combined their passions as a tool to praise in an unexpected way: church sanctioned cage fights. Check out this wild concept in the trailer above. Deadline shares Fight Church's first trailer, and notes that aside from the cage-fighting pastors seen above, the doc also features interviews from pro fighters Benson Henderson and Jon Jones. But not everyone in the doc is on board with this combination of blood lust and Bible study, as the trailer itself teases. Sure, Jesus threw over the tables of money changers in the temple, but he didn't roundhouse kick anyone in the face as far as I remember. The fight for »
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