Esther Harris, a young woman praised for her virtue and devotion to Warren F. Vanderbilt's Prophetic Watchman Ministries, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime - to attend Vanderbilt's Kingdom Bible College and to marry Phillip Sawyer, the son of a minister and a Kingdom student being groomed for the ministry. When the fundamentalist Christian sect falls on hard times, Esther looks for employment at a local health food store to supplement the group's income. At the store, Esther gets a chance to share her faith with her new manager, Gabriel, a devout skeptic and preacher's kid, and his roommate, Mark, a college drop-out who finds Christian television to be great entertainment. Shot entirely on location in Southern Indiana and Austin, Texas, Paradise Recovered attempts a modern-day retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan while addressing the important topics of faith, tolerance, and spiritual abuse in modern culture.Written by
This move is something that should have been brought to everyones attention. With an excellent script, great acting/cast and a story that will touch and enlighten anyone who watches it, how can you go wrong.
I saw this amazing film at the festival in Oklahoma city, and saw it twice. Its amazing that the film not only did its research (which means that it is very accurate in its portrayal of some of the churches and cults out there) but it really informs everyone that if you open your mind and heart, you will see the world and your life clearly To sum up my view of this movie, I see them getting a few awards for best indie film and best screenplay. Oscar anyone?
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