This past week, a small film premiered in Salt Lake City. What’s remarkable about the film is that it was created as a collaboration between Paulist Productions and Covenant Communications. The local news featured a short segment highlighting the event and introducing some of the people behind the project.
What’s cool about this is that it so fully expresses the Paulist commitment to ecumenism and the use of modern media to “reveal God’s presence in the contemporary human experience.”
The film is called “Christmas for a Dollar“. It tells the tale of a poor, Depression-era family that is seeking to find joy in a (forcibly) non-material Christmas. It’s the sort of story you expect to see at Christmas and I imagine it’ll play well when it runs on the UP Network on December 15, 2013.
Cathy and I were excited to hear about it because the current President of Paulist Productions — Fr. Eric Andrews — is the President Elect of the Order. Even if it was a brief glimpse of him on the news, it was nice to see and hear him.