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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Last Year's Comedian to Star in Movie

Last year, a group of youth pastors, youth workers, pastors and volunteers came together to begin working together to encourage students of the Highway 35 area.  Their first endeavor was a comedy night with a comedian named Michael Joiner.  During the show, Michael told the audience about a new movie that he was going to act in.  Well, that movie is just about to hit the theaters.  

Michael Joiner as "Mac" in "The Grace Card"
MEMPHIS TNSeptember 9, 2010 – Graceworks Pictures and Calvary Pictures have announced that THE GRACE CARD, a gritty drama that poignantly illustrates that the worst prisons are the ones we make ourselves, will open in theaters on February 25, 2011. Set in Memphis, THE GRACE CARD features Academy Award®-winner Louis Gossett Jr. (Best Supporting Actor, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) and centers on the unlikely partnership between two cops: Mac, embittered by tragedy, angry at life and God and everyone else; and Sam, a rising star in the department, promoted over Mac.  As Mac’s life nosedives, the tension builds: can he accept grace from a God he abandoned and a man he detests?

"The point is to grab people by the heart," says director David Evans.  Evans is a successful optometrist known in Memphis for his 15-plus years producing Calvary Church’s annual passion play. THE GRACE CARD is his feature film-directing debut—and through Graceworks Pictures, he’s also executive producer. Calvary Pictures is a ministry of Calvary Church in the Memphis suburb of Cordova.  THE GRACE CARD will be marketed and released by Affirm Films and Provident Films and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films, the three companies behind FIREPROOF and FACING THE GIANTS.

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