The faith-based film, A Question of Faith accomplished a lot in the past 30 days when they managed to make stops in 30 cities. But on Tuesday, September 12 the film made history when it became the first faith-based film screened on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. The private screening at the Rayburn Building included the film’s producer Angela White, who has also made history as the first African American woman to produce a faith-based film that is being distributed nationally.
Cast members Kim Fields, Amber Nelon Thompson, Renee Connor and Marliss Amiea were on hand to greet attendees and share in a discussion about the film afterwards. Guests were treated to a moving performance of “God Bless America” by Christian music artists, The Nelons.
A Question of Faith is thought-provoking story of three families from different cultures, living in the same community. They are complete strangers living vastly separate lives until a texting and driving accident thrusts them onto converging paths where they discover God’s love, forgiveness, grace and mercy. It’s a compelling storyline that touches on timely topics such as racial prejudice, the consequences of texting and driving. A Question of Faith addresses issues that are very relevant, including forgiveness, racism and diversity. The film is an emotional journey that will certainly resonate with moviegoers.
Kim Fields shared why she took on the role and the film’s impact: “The role was so delicious in terms that I am actor first and foremost, the fact that it’s a faith-based film is wonderful. That’s almost like the cherry on top for me, as a woman of faith. To be able to sink my teeth into a role that has so many different dimensions and complexities and was very relatable, to go through all that she goes through, the rollercoaster ride and to really struggle with things like forgiveness and loss and moving on and how she even struggles with her face while still being the lighthouse so to speak for her family. I was like ‘I gotta do this!'”
Acting Newcomer Amber Nelon Thompson said “Right now this world especially our country, and the world on a broader scope, they need a light and I feel like we’re more divided than we’ve ever been as a nation and this film touches on all those points and it teaches us how we can come together and how we,re humans and we can come together and love each other through the love of Christ, the love that we were shown by the God that we serve we can extend to others.”
Among the movers and shakers in the room included journalist Jawn Murray, Bishop Neil Ellis, presiding bishop of Global United Fellowship, radio host at Praise 104.1,Cheryl Jackson, White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and Sunday Best finalist, Terrill Hall.
After the movie, the cast and guests were treated to a private tour of the Capitol by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). The congressman is apparently a big fan of night tours and American history. Rep. Gohmert arranged for the Senate chamber and the House floor to be opened after hours and provided a sweeping history lesson on the nations’ capital and the chamber’s history.
A Question of Faith hits theaters on September 29, 2017.