Bella The Movie

As many of you know, the pro-life movie “Bella” was released this past weekend in the U.S. What you might not know is that it finished in second place in box office sales, a wonderful achievement by any standards.  Predictably, the critics were not amused.  64% of them gave Bella a thumbs down, despite it winning numerous awards including the People’s Choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

These days, of course, any thumbs down by the critics really translates into a thumbs up for the rest of us. It looks like it’s going to be another “Passion” reaction from these secularists at Bella’s success.  The amusing thing to me is, of course, the stunned reaction from these critics – as if they think everyone thinks like them.  Well, newsflash for them:  the public doesn’t.  And as much as they want to consider it a dead and buried issue, abortion is never going to be settled in favour of the pro-aborts’ wishes. Much to their chagrin, the pro-life movement is garnering momentum and now we have a movie to bust into their little silver screen club.

But we cannot let the momentum end.  Bella needs more distribution in the U.S. and when it comes to Canada in the near future, we need to get on the horse and guidyup! That means you need to put pressure on the movie theatres to bring the film to your own city. You can learn more the film and about the details on how you can help by visiting the the film’s official website here:

http://www.bellathemovie.com

To learn more about the movie and the wonderful, inspiring stories about its movers, you can read about it through LifeSiteNews.com’s coverage:

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jul/07072609.html
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/aug/07083105.html
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/oct/07102408.html
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/oct/07102409.html

For everyone in Ottawa, we need to get organized and be ready to show the theatres here that we mean business. Practically speaking, we need people to commit to helping to promote this movie in their families, churches, associations and other organizations. It’s very simple and I have offered Bella’s promotion team to co-ordinate events here in Ottawa. If you’re interested – and I have absolutely no idea why you wouldn’t be – please email me to get started.

Bella is not a second rate religious or cheesy pro-life movie. It’s first rate and hits the spot BIG TIME. It’s exactly the shot in the arm that we need. Let’s not drop the ball on this. To impact the culture at large in a significant way, we need to be on the big screen. That’s where a large part of this war is won and lost.

There is a side story to this movie and it concerns the actors and producers who moved when God asked them to move. Their own conversions and heroic struggles in bringing this movie into production could be a movie on its own, the drama is so thick. If we want to see a real change in this culture, we have to do the same thing. And here is our golden opportunity. If this thing takes off, it will spawn other opportunities for Catholic film makers which, in turn, could have a reverberating and revolutionary effect on the motion picture industry. I have a film-maker friend who once worked with the big studios in Hollywood, and left, in part, because of the filth there. After reading a rough transcript of his own special effect dream project, I thought to myself “if we could ever get this to the Screen, we’d evangelize millions and we’d make buzzillions of dollars to start our own bank!” It’s that good. But first things, first.  We need to support “Bella” in the hopes that we can kindle a movie film industry that produces “subtle” Christian messsages but with a big stick.

It’s time to start forging that big stick.

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SOCON OR BUST POSTINGS: 

Bella Leaves Pro-Aborts in the Dust

Bella Continues Its Meteoric Rise

Bella Coming to Canada & Ottawa

BELLA IS BELLISSIMA (Movie Review)

Bella Breaks Through To The Heart

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15 thoughts on “Bella The Movie

  1. I agree with supporting Bella! We also need to boycott “the Golden Compass” as per what the Catholic League is proposing.

    $$ to Bella, NOT to The Golden Compass!!!

  2. You are very wise to begin getting organized now. I have been involved in organizing groups in the Pittsburgh area and it has been a little difficult to attempt to plan because it seems like the nature of this industry (especially with this type of film) is that you may not know when and where a movie is playing until very close to the date. So, get organized now. Get people committed now. Network and get people on board in advance. Part of the trick is for people to be committed enough to rally others without having seen the movie themselves. But, if people listen to interviews with Eduardo Verastegui or Leo Severino and they’ll be sold that this is a tremendous and unique opportunity to support the type of people and film that can change hearts and change the world for the better.

    You may want to talk to someone at Metanoia Films to make sure a Canadian release will follow. I sure hope so… and to the rest of the world.

  3. Hi all!
    I am from Canada…and apparently we are tolerant (haha!)…at any rate, the movie Bella is not allowed in Canada…I think precisely because of its pro-choice and Catholic tones. It is really quite absurd. I see previews for the Golden Compass (ew), but none for Bella. We have been trying to get the movie here, but no luck so far. Please pray for us! My girlfriend had to go to New York City to see it! ahaha! Anyway, times are changing, I know that certainly, and people are beginning to see goodness. Slowly but surely, all!
    PAX

  4. Hi:
    I really want to see this movie, I live in Toronto. Is there any way we can bring it here? I have spoken to some friends and they are interested in seeing it too. I read on the Bella website that you can organize a screening, I’ve never done this before but I’m willing to try. Any suggestions are appreciated.
    Thanks

  5. There are a lot of us who have been waiting patiently to see this movie in the Greater Vancouver area. It’s supposed to be in theatres next Friday, April 11. But, so far, the theatres I’ve checked with will not be showing Bella.

  6. I would LOVE to see it in my little northern town in MB
    I saw a little clip from 100 Huntley Street yesterday, looking forward to seeing it!!

  7. “Bella” opened last Friday in Toronto in several theatres!! I saw it today at the AMC Kennedy Commons (Kennedy Road and the 401) and I loved it! It is quite artsy and different, beautifully done, and I cried throughout……a lovely, sweet film about caring.

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  9. Hello!! I greet them affectionately from Mexico.
    It is a real pleasure to be able to read that “Bella” finally I put on in Toronto and that his message could be changing already and saving the life from many people.

  10. Yes I would like to be able to see this movie ”Bella”coming to our teaters in Mississauga ON Canada or be able to rent one
    and other movies with good exemples for our youth that will proclame good moral & principals . Thank you

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