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Norwich Odeon screens Christian legal drama 

From this Friday (April 29) the Odeon cinema in Norwich will be screening the film God’s Not Dead 2 made by the evangelical production company PureFlix, and Christians are being encouraged to go and see it.  

The film God’s Not Dead 2 (PG), produced by PureFlix, is being screened at the Norwich Odeon this coming Friday April 29 showing daily at 5pm until Bank Holiday Monday, May 2 when it shows at 7.45pm.  

Organisations Christian Concern and The Christian Legal Centre in association with The Christian Cinema Charitable Trust and Kaleidoscope Film Distribution were the official sponsors of the UK premiere of God’s Not Dead 2 in Crystal Palace on April 22.

The film follows high school history teacher Grace Wesley (played by Melissa Joan Hart), who comes under fire for answering a student's (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus.  When Grace refuses to apologise for quoting Jesus in her classroom, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.

Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) to defend her in court. Endler devises a powerful strategy to show the jury the historical significance of Grace Wesley's classroom discussion and sets out to prove the historical existence of Jesus. 

Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight a stark reality facing many Christians today. This film echoes many of our cases, in which clients have faced discipline, suspension and even removal from their professions, simply for manifesting their Christian beliefs.

"We encourage our supporters to attend the premiere and help us to stand for Christian freedoms."

David Taylor from Christ Church, New Malden said: "It would be tremendous if you are able to let members of your churches know about this. If the showings do well, the film may be brought back again next week from Friday.  Do go and see it."

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