"Born into Brothels" and me: Saturday in Bellevue, WA

Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with…

Dreams of Our Childhood

I’ve been invited to join a panel discussion of Born into Brothels after it is featured in this film festival on Saturday afternoon.

Will you be there too?

Born into Brothels is in my Top 5 of 2005. If you haven’t seen it, you should.

Here are the festival details:

UPC and First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue have teamed up again for the second FilmFest on February 3-4 at Bellevue Christian School and February 16-18 in UPC’s Larson Hall. Proceeds will benefit the International Justice Mission and their efforts to open an office in Rwanda.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 per film or $30 for four films. Tickets may be purchased online and are available at the door. For more info please e-mail filmfest@upc.org or call 206/524-7301, ext. 330.

Each film focuses on the unique viewpoint, real or imagined, of a child:

“To Kill a Mockingbird” (PG)
Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. at Bellevue Christian School

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at UPC and

“Big Fish” (PG-13)
Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. at UPC

“The Sixth Sense” (PG-13)
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1:30 p.m. at UPC

“Born Into Brothels” (rated R for strong language)
Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at Bellevue Christian School

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at UPC

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.