CANAAN LAND FILM THREATENED BY TELEVANGELISTS
The Screen Actor's Guild work-in-progress screening of the rough-cut of "Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPhersonStory " filled up with reservations within twenty-four hours of union members being notified. Director Richard Rossi was told by the owner of the New Beverly Cinema that the rough cut screening of "Sister Aimee: The Aimee Semple McPherson Story" was the best attended digital film in the historic theatre's Hollywood history. The screening at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood was so full people were sitting on the floor in the aisles.
"I'm amazed by the response," Rossi said. "I want everybody to see the film who wants to see it, and I'm trying the best I can to shoehorn in people as my guests when they contact me begging to get in. We want to continue to take the film to more and more people who desire to experience the inspiration of the movie."
Rance Howard (above left), confers with director Richard Rossi before shooting a scene in which he restores Aimee's faith in what Christ accomplished through his death and resurrection.
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