Chi-Raq (2015)

Patterned after Lysistrata, this is the music-filled story of Chicago women who go on a sex strike until their gang boyfriends agree to give up their guns.
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Chi-Raq (2015)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The story of the government's attempt in Chicago to discredit the anti-Vietnam War movement by putting on trial its prominent leaders.
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Way I See It (2020)

How White House Photographer Pete Souza transformed from a recorder of history to a prophet with a camera, angry over the debasement of the once dignified office by the 45th President.
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The Way I See It (2020)

Up From Slavery (2011)

The dark story of slavery in America, from its arrival in Virginia in the 7th Century, through the Civil War, & also of Abolitionists who fought it.
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Up From Slavery (2011)

Join veteran film critic Edward McNulty in exploring the inspiring connections between faith and pop culture. Ed has been analyzing film, leading film discussions in his and other churches,  speaking at conferences, creating study guides, and publishing books on the topic for over 4 decades.

While there are a ton of online sites and magazines dedicated to reviewing films, the Visual Parables approach is unique. Ed focuses on helping make valuable connections between spirituality and film. He is interested not in just reviewing a film but also wants you to use it for ministry as well.  Thus he often provides links to further information  about the film or its makers or its  background.  He provides one or more related Scripture passages for almost every film. We invite you to browse VP’s extensive online database of film reviews. For an even deeper look into faith and film, you can become a member.

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