Summer of ’67 is a Vietnam War love story based on real events. My dad was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire on July 29, 1967. Growing up, I heard the stories and wondered what it must have been like for those sweethearts, wives, and moms as they watched the news but had no idea whether their men were alive, injured, or killed. Summer of ’67 is my way to introduce younger generations to the complexities of the Vietnam War and the turbulent sixties. It’s told from a female perspective, focusing not on the war, but on the loved ones left behind and the struggles faced back on the homefront.
It is with great excitement that I announce that we have a release date for Summer of ’67! On June 29 Summer of ’67 will officially release at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. It will screen for a full week. If it does well, it can continue for another week. And it will continue screening as long as it’s doing well. No small task since we’re releasing in the summer amidst blockbuster movies, but we’ll be doing everything in our power to keep it showing just as long as we can.
Charles Willis is passionate about films and the gospel. He believes a film that presents the gospel in a fresh and real way will have a lasting impact on our society. With that in mind, he wanted to have a film festival in Dallas that would showcase the work of faith-based filmmakers. He reached out to me on Twitter to help filmmakers know about this brand new festival taking place in November.
Tricia Gunn is the Founder of Parresia and the author of the book Unveiling Jesus. She’s also co-host of A Real View of the Grace Life, a new tv show making its debut on LeSEA Broadcasting Network. When we met up at NRB Convention, she talked about her book, her ministry, and her tv show.
Kathleen Cooke is one busy woman! She’s a media executive, Hollywood Screen Actor’s Guild actor, speaker, writer, and founding partner and VP of Cook Pictures, a media production company in Burbank, California. I caught up with her at NRB Convention and got to learn more about her world travels and her latest book, Hope 4 Today.
Authors are always told to write what they know. That can be challenging for writers to create fictional stories based on their own experiences, but Linda Fergerson accomplishes it in a unique way. She’s written a novel based on her story of abuse, but based in the biblical world. She explained about the inspiration and process in our interview at NRB Convention.
You never know who you’ll see at NRB Convention. We were winding down for the day when we ran into our friend Dave Christiano. He was there with Brett Varvel and Terri Conn promoting Rich Christiano’s upcoming movie Play the Flute. I knew a little about the movie, but after chatting with Brett and Terri, I’m even more excited to see it.
To say that Jonathan Cahn is a busy man would be an understatement. He leads Hope of the World, an international outreach, and Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center just outside New York City. In addition, he is the author of two New York Times best-sellers – The Paradigm which hit #5 and The Harbinger which hit #8.