The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship along with WIT PR in partnership with Apple TV + are pleased to offer special screening opportunities exclusively to CBF leaders for two of the most anticipated films of the year, releasing only on Apple TV +.
The first film is Tom Hanks’ World War II film, Greyhound.The second film is the Sundance Film Festival winner Boys State, which is one of the most timely and entertaining films of the year.
The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.
Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.
The team behind “Boys State” is eager to use the film to promote civic engagement, civil discourse, and empathy. To that end, there will be a discussion guide that will be a great resource for youth and small group leaders, which CBF will be sharing closer to the film’s release. The filmmakers will also be upcoming featured guests on the CBF Podcast.
“Boys State” will premiere select U.S. theaters on Friday, July 31, ahead of its global debut on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 14.
View the trailer here.
“Greyhound” stars Tom Hanks as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during World War II. For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as “the Black Pit,” battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers.
“Greyhound” is inspired by events during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces. Tom Hanks character, Ernest Krause, also has a deep faith that he relies on to guide them through the peril. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. “Greyhound” was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman.
“Greyhound” will make its global debut on Apple TV + Friday, July 10.
View the trailer here.
If you are interested in previewing these films:
- The screening links are free for Cooperative Baptists
- To receive a free digital screening link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the “Subject” of your email, please state which film you want or simply write “both”
- Please include your first name, last name, and, if applicable, any church or organization you are with.
- If you are interested in hosting a virtual screening for your congregation, small group, Sunday school class, or friends, we can do this and we can explain more over the coming weeks.
- If you have questions, email email@example.com