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

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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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.