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Fast Forward to Future at Day Two of the Bonhoeffer Lectures

April 10, 2017
Prof. Larry Rasmussen, Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Union Seminary and author of Earth Honoring Faith, Religious Ethics in a New Key, spoke about “Eco-Reformation—What’s Happening and Why” on the second day of the conference. He appears in Come Before Winter as an interviewee.

The second day of presentations at the Union was given the theme of “Reforming the Church of the Future: Bonhoeffer, Luther, Public Ethics.” The conference organizers sought to explore “how Bonhoeffer’s theology and ethics can contribute to creative new movements in the Christian community’s public presence.   Not only were the speakers and panelists thinking…

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Come Before Winter Arrives at Union Theological Seminary

April 9, 2017
Jurgen von Schlabrendorff (left) and Wolfgang Huber, Ph.D, (right) talk during a conference break. Schlabrendorff is the son of Fabian von Schlabrendorff, the key figure in Valkyrie, the assassination plot to kill Hitler. Fabian succeeded in placing a time bomb on the aircraft flying Hitler back to Germany, but the bomb failed to detonate, most likely because of the cold in the luggage compartment. He managed to retrieve the bomb, disguised as bottles of cognac, the next day. Jurgen is also the nephew of Maria von Wedemeyer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s fiancée. Dr. Huber, former Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Church of Germany, is Chair of the German Bonhoeffer Werke Editorial Board.

Producer Gary Blount and Director Kevin Ekvall joined scholars, theologians, and others who were registered for the 19th Annual Bonhoeffer Lectures in Public Ethics at the New York City campus of Union. Come Before Winter was screened two evenings of the conference. Blount appreciated the very high energy and easy audience interactions as well as…

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Crew Takes Selfie at Hollywood Event

April 6, 2017
L to R: Kelly Reed - Otto John; Ariel Quintana - Composer of original score; Aubrey Wakeling - Sefton Delmer; Scotty Ray - Ian Fleming.

A few sample remarks from an audience filled with film industry professionals, their family and friends:   “Mesmerizing, it all comes together…” “The technical aspects enhance the emotional scenes” “Very moving, touching, it took my breath away.” “Riveting, I kept moving closer to the edge of my chair…”

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Gus Lynch Sees Film for First Time

April 5, 2017
L to R: Gus Lynch - Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Kevin Ekvall - Director.

Discussion after the film. Gus Lynch, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer”, had not seen the finished film before now. Gus said he was “moved by the emotional content and powerful story of the film.” See Gus’ bio on Cast and Crew tab..

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Every Night a Big Mysterious Call Echoes Over the Air…

April 3, 2017

“HIER, SOLATENSENDER WEST”   Come Before Winter takes the listener inside the radio where Sefton Delmer and his colorful cohorts orchestrate credible deceptive and intriguing broadcasts to aid defeating the Nazis. Can this weapon save millions of lives?   In this 1962 memoir of the Black Propaganda assault on behalf of the Allied Forces, Sefton…

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