Monday, January 25, 2010

Not A Movie You'd Watch In Sunday School, but...

Aaron loved it.

He can't stop talking about it.

Remember this movie?

No Impact Man?


We want to watch it with friends.

If you're available on Monday, February 1 at 7 p.m. (and live here locally, or nearby) a group of us are watching this movie in the Cambridge Movie Room. Here's a map to the location.

The movie will be free.

We can have up to 50 people.

Aaron went ahead and watched it to see if it was any good (and to count how many "f" bombs explode.) I told him I didn't want to watch it until I was surrounded by friends. I want to experience it with others.

Several...and I mean several times while he was watching the movie, Aaron called me and said, "This is incredible. So many things worth talking about are brought up in this documentary."

And Aaron wasn't talking about the environment.

He didn't leave the film with a new desire to save the planet, at least in the way the man in the movie wanted to save the planet.

Maybe one of the last words I'd use to describe Aaron is "environmentalist" much to the chagrin of his organic eating, bread making, recycling wife.

Instead, Aaron said he walked away deep in thought about life, what it looks like to live radically different from the world around us, the importance of community and how incredible it is to see anyone living out their convictions.

Our plan is to get together with friends, watch the movie, and maybe have some great discussion afterward about some of the many brain jarring topics addressed in this documentary.

A warning:

The people in this documentary are not people you'd find leading up the preschool department at your church.

I'm just guessing here, but I'm pretty sure the wife has never done a Beth Moore Bible Study and the husband has no idea who John Piper is.

They live in New York City.

Their language is quite spicy.

The documentary is a little rough on ears that go to church every time the door is open.

Obviously our kids aren't going to watch this movie. Monday night will be a date night, not a family fun night.

Normally we don't go out looking for movies like this to watch, and sheesh...when we do, we keep it a secret and don't tell anyone or recommend the movie. We know how to play the Christian game...if you try to "take us," you'd totally lose.

But this is different to us. It doesn't have to be different to you, but it is to us.

This is a documentary of a family's life. These people are real. They are honest. They are themselves. They are a lot like many of our neighbors, co-workers and friends.

It's amazing how truth is truth. It's sort of beautiful to see that this family has stumbled upon some strong, hard, God-written, kingdom filled truths.

Aaron felt pretty privileged to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this family's journey.

Next Monday.

February 1.


Cambridge House



Great discussion about the environment, our motives to care for the earth as believers, humility, stewardship, living in community, and living out our convictions in every area of life.

Spread the Word!

Come know you're dying to know what this couple used for toilet paper for an entire year without making any trash. I have a list a mile long of all the questions I want answered in this movie, but they are too gross to mention on a blog.

We need you to RSVP by either commenting or emailing me. Really...if for some crazy reason 50 people want to watch this movie, we need to know when to announce "all full."


Rachel said...

We would totally be there, but we have our prayer hour from 7-8pm on Mondays... We'll still watch it, though!


Sara said...

The Price's want a seat!

Jessica B. said...

I would like to come. Thanks!

Jimmy B said...

I had seen this trailer a little while back, and was fascinated with the concept. It takes a lot of courage to do something totally counter-culture, which is exactly what we are supposed to be doing as Christians.
Count me in.

Jimmy B.

Aaron said...


The guy in the movie makes lots of comments about living out his convictions and the challenge of being seen as different.
There were so many spiritual applications to what he saw as an environmental endeavor.
That's what I loved about the movie and why we thought others might want to watch it with us.


Erica said...

I would like to come! Thanks!


Sherman said...

I'll save my comments about the film until you all make write a post-film-watching entry...

Should be fun to hang with friends... Sorry we'll miss it.


Ash said...

hey heather! Cameron told me about this and I will definitely be there. I am hoping to bring a friend too. See you tonight at Her Hands :)