Organisers of the 7th World Congress of Families, which will take place in Sydney from 15th-18th May, are proud to announce that the world premiere of the movie “Return to the Hiding Place” will be screened in Sydney on Friday 17th May.
Dr Ted Baehr, publisher of Movieguide, a well known media critic, and Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission (USA), after careful appraisal of a number of movies, secured “Return to the Hiding Place” for screening at the Congress.
Enthused by the powerful story of this well crafted movie, Dr Baehr explained “ ‘Return to the Hiding Place’ is one of the most exciting, edge-of-your-seat World War II movies ever made. It tells the heroic true story of people willing to sacrifice their lives for others. It calls us all to save lives and families, no matter the cost, making it a great choice to screen at the World Congress of Families in Sydney in May.”
Mrs Mary-Louise Fowler, chair of the World Congress of Families Organising Committee, believing firmly that the entertainment industry has a powerful resource in its hands for inspiring lives of virtue and for doing good, sought the assistance of Dr Baehr in bringing such a movie to Australia.
“I first met Ted Baehr, 11months ago, on a bus in Madrid. When I explained to him my vision for the Congress in Australia, he immediately set to work, talking to producers and studios in Hollywood, to bring this about. I have been on the edge of my seat for months, waiting for this announcement. Now I have seen the trailer, and I cannot believe that we have been granted the privilege of hosting the premiere of ‘Return to the Hiding Place’ at the World Congress of Families here in Sydney.” Mrs Fowler said.
“Moreover, Peter Spencer, the Executive Producer / Director and two of the stars, Mimi Sagadin and Rachel Spencer Hewitt, will be flying our from Hollywood especially for the Screening. For us in Australia who do not normally have such an opportunity, this is a real coup. I can’t wait, and I especially encourage aspiring artists to come along and see what great things can happen when we work towards the good.” Mrs Fowler added.
Trailer for “Return to the Hiding Place” can be viewed at www.wcfsydney2013.org.au
RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE
Summary: by Dr Ted Baehr
RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE tells the story of a Dutch Resistance fighter, Hans Poley, in World War II who found refuge at Corrie ten Boom’s house. Corrie, was featured in the 1974 movie THE HIDING PLACE.
RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE opens in 1944 in a concentration camp in Holland. Hans Poley is writing his diary when shots ring out and he sees a handful of five of his friends being executed by Hitler’s National Socialist thugs. The rest of the movie flashes back to start in 1940 Holland where Hans is president of the student body at his college. Hans defies the local Nazi commander, gets a false identity, and joins the Dutch Resistance fighting the Nazis. Will he survive?
RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE is superbly written. There are several fascinating subplots that move the story forward. There are several Christian romances that break your heart. The movie highlights within the strong plot structure, true story after true story, of people willing to sacrifice their lives for others, even those who don’t like them. The direction, cinematography, and music are excellent. Caution is advised for some intense bone-chilling violence. RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE is highly recommended for older children and families.
RETURN TO THE HIDING PLACE is one of the most exciting, riveting, edge-of-your seat World War II movies ever made. Best of all, the Gospel is proclaimed in word and deed throughout the movie.