This just came in over the transom:
Dear Friend of the C.S. Lewis Foundation,
We are writing today to make you aware of a project we are supporting from our long-time friends and conference alumni Ralph Linhardt and Joseph Loconte.
A new documentary film series, “A Hobbit a Wardrobe and a Great War,” about the transformative friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien forged amid the trauma of war, is in production!
We are delighted to present to you the official trailer for this five-part documentary series along with a brief word from the producers:
“Thanks to the generous support of the C.S. Lewis Foundation and others, the film is in full production.
With financial assistance from participants at the 2017 Oxbridge conference who were inspired by the film’s compelling Christian vision, we have completed nearly a third of the project. As Stan Mattson put it recently, “this film must be made!”
But it simply will not be made without your help. We invite you — we urge you — to join with us in bringing this redemptive story to a wide and diverse audience.
The film’s release date is set for 11.11.2018, to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1 – the great tragedy of the twentieth century.
We intend to make the Christian vision of Lewis and Tolkien, both veterans of the Great War, part of the cultural conversation. But if sufficient funds are not raised to complete production, the project will die before its message of grace can be shared with the world.
Follow this link where you can experience a taste of the film series, have an opportunity to support this project, and follow closely this groundbreaking media event.
Goody! Do check out the trailer. It looks quite good!