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The Sound of the Spirit (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | 12 June 2012 (USA)
Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father ... See full summary »
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Anna Lasbury Anna Lasbury ... Rivka Margolis
Rob Weidenfeld Rob Weidenfeld ... Sidney
Faith Yesner Faith Yesner ... Jackie
Lina Willard Lina Willard ... Rhena
Rob Deas ... Marty Margolis
Matt Hodges Matt Hodges ... Nicky Blavitz
Jim Dougherty ... Eric Posner
Craig LaFuse Craig LaFuse ... Rabbi Kahn
Russell Dewitt Russell Dewitt ... Yosi Cohen
Bob McGuire Bob McGuire ... Rabbi Stein
Courtney Krauter Courtney Krauter ... Karyn
Stan Solomon Stan Solomon ... Shuster
Glenna Reinhardt Glenna Reinhardt ... Secretary
R. Anderson White R. Anderson White ... Mr. Blavitz
Christine Filutze Christine Filutze ... Sarah's Mother
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Beautiful and precocious Rivka is a twelve-year-old Jewish girl who believes in Jesus. She and her father attend a Messianic Jewish congregation in their community. But when her father suddenly dies, Rivka's life changes forever. She ends up moving in with her traditional Jewish relatives and attending their synagogue. From her stormy relationship with her uncle, to a meeting with the synagogue's senior rabbi, to the attention of the cutest boy in the synagogue, Rivka learns life lessons that stir her faith to new levels, touching the hearts of those whose lives she has reluctantly impacted. "The Sound of the Spirit" is the never-before-told story of a young girl caught in the crossfire of strong feelings between two faith communities. It's told with humor, compassion, and grace. Written by Guy Camara

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Drama | Family

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English

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12 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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$170,000 (estimated)
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Kingdom Pictures See more »
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When Marty and Sydney are to meet in the café, a little girl seated with two women in the background has her hair down most of the time but in one instance her hair is in a ponytail just before Sydney arrives. See more »

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Nice story..... but
6 November 2013 | by verk-838-90589See all my reviews

Sound of the Spirit has a nice story line but was week on the script and as a result, not much for the actors to work with.

Like most Evangelically produced movies, even the "bad guys" are clean. Not that there are any bad guys, unless you put the "anti-missionary" Yosi in that roll. His character is only on screen or heard over a phone conversation for about a minute. The movie portrays him like a wide eyed lunatic who only wants to "deprogram" poor lost Jewish Souls. I have met several anti-missionaries and the ones I have met were intelligent, well spoken and passionate. None of them fell into the stereo-type portrayed in this movie. (note, I am a Messianic Jew.)

Aside from the mediocre acting and less than professional writing, it had a good story line and attempted to depict the life of people in a Jewish Community Synagogue struggling with messianic Jews, and in this case, a recently orphaned young Messianic girl who is taken in by her estranged aunt and uncle They represent an elderly traditional Jewish couple.

The dynamic tension played out in the synagogue meetings is vary superficial compared with the time given to Rivka, the star of the show.

It is a movie worth watching once to help begin a discussion in any faith community about the tensions that exist where differing view live shoulder to shoulder.

If I were to put this movie into a category, it would have to be, "Sappy Stereotypical Religious"

This is an example of a good idea with a bad execution.


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