Come Before Winter Given High Marks at Union Screening

Noted church reform leader and intellectual force regarding ethics in business, politics, and science, Dr. Wolfgang Huber listens to the discussion following the screening of Come Before Winter.

Presenting Come Before Winter at the Union offered the opportunity to connect with individuals such as Dr. Wolfgang Huber, a prominent German theologian, educator, church leader, and ethicist. In addition to being former Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Church of Germany, Huber has also served on the central and executive committees of the World Council…

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Crew Takes Selfie at Hollywood Event

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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Every Night a Big Mysterious Call Echoes Over the Air…

“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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Packed April for Come Before Winter

April will be a big month for this independently produced docudrama making its way through the first months of distribution.   First, the Smithsonian Magazine will call attention to the film in its April issue. Secondly, the 19th Annual Bonhoeffer Lectures at Union Theological Seminary in NYC will host a screening on April 7/8. Furthermore,…

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“A Must See Film”…Dr. Jeffrey Gang Reflects on Come Before Winter

Paul Mugane, Jeff Gang, Hellmut Schlingensiepen and Kevin Ekvall.

In The Cost of Discipleship (Discipleship) chapter on “The Visible Community,” Bonhoeffer wrote about Christ calling his disciples “into a literal, bodily following, and thus made his fellowship with them a visible reality…Having been called, they could no longer remain in obscurity, for they were the light that must shine, the city set on the…

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Enthusiasm Continues for “Come Before Winter”

Producer Gary Blount with Bonnie Dwyer at the Roseville screening.

The March 4 screening with several hundred people in Roseville, California continued the ripple of astonishment and appreciation previous events generated.   Producer Gary Blount and Director Kevin Ekvall fielded questions from an audience that was more eclectic than those at recent events. A sampling of comments confirms the impact of seeing the film:  …

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Go See This Movie!

“First read Bonhoeffer’s ‘After Ten Years’ in his letters from prison. Then read the Bonhoeffer Society’s Statement about post 9/11 American politics. Then go see this movie!” — Clifford Green, Chair Scholar, Union Theological Seminary

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