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I’m Not Ashamed” Movie Night
June 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“I’m Not Ashamed”
Based on the tragic but faith-filled story of Rachel Joy Scott, who died during the violent Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Masey McLain is phenomenal as Rachel. She brings joy to the part, along with a serious-minded faith. She plays the role &the struggles of her character very well. In the film, Rachel struggles with wanting to fit in with the partying crowd &liking a young man who does not share her faith. However, she always turns back to God &returns to church after her brief moments of doubt. Her generous spirit leads her to help out a homeless young man named Nate (Ben Davies), who becomes a big brother figure to her &joins her in her Christian faith. Rachel helps those who are considered underdogs &even forgives a girl who winds up with the boy Rachel liked, after the boy cheated on Rachel with her. Despite the mocking of two “unusual” boys who like violent video games &spurn Rachel’s speech in class on “compassion,” Rachel marches forward, undeterred. The handling of the violence is fairly tame &seems to feature true footage along with reenactments. Rachel does not deny her faith but speaks up for God when the killers ask her if she still believes in Jesus. The film includes a scene of a boy with blood &gunshot holes on his T-shirt as he lies dead. Due to several scenes of underage drinking &smoking we are awarding the film our “Faith-Based” Seal. The message of the film is clear: Rachel followed Christ to the point of death, &her life story has touched millions of people. Not long before she died, Rachel drew a picture of an eye crying 13 tears. 13 people died as a result of the Columbine shooting, including 12 students & 1 teacher. She also drew an outline of her hand as a child in her bedroom &wrote that 1 day she would touch millions of lives. She did.