From the creators of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE comes a powerful true story of revival, faith, and newfound love: JESUS REVOLUTION.
In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.
In Theaters Everywhere February 24, 2023, with early access screenings February 22, 2023. Starring Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, Jonathan Roumie, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Kelsey Grammer.
SHOWINGS / TICKETS: Early screenings: Feb. 22nd | Available nationwide: Feb. 24th
I’ll be back in a theater to see it again! It’s an all round great movie. Be transported into a pivotal moment in history. Witness the real struggles young people and the church were facing at the time. Find yourself in the humanity of the lead characters. Let your heart be moved by the message and the music that shaped a generation!
This film was well done and the character development was excellent. I appreciated the humanity of the lead characters and the fact they were not presented as plastic superheroes. I also thought incorporating popular music (Christian and secular) from the time period was a great choice. Would highly recommend and pay to see again!
Excellent acting, GREAT scoring of music it helped reinforce the era and such a good message portrayed. it was authentic and VERY good at drawing the audience into the reality of what people were facing culture wise. I loved the details to the family issues as well – very poignant.
WOW …. VERY well done … not schmaltzy, not cheesy, not preachy … came across VERY realistic. I remember the ‘tail end’ of the ‘Jesus Revolution’ – I was about 10 years old, when I read Dad’s copy of that Time Magazine.
I remember seeing parts of Billy Graham’s Explo 72 on TV which sort of ‘legitimized’ (or at least made it not quite as bad) the movement in my church. This movie made me feel like I got to see what happened first! (because you know, southern KY Baptists in the late 60s early 70s just didn’t go to California). I feel the movie did a great job in transporting back in time to that day. From the wardrobe, music, décor, to make-up and hair. You were transported back to the era of time. The film did a great job in showing the development of each person. It wasn’t overly “churchy” (not sure if that is a word) It showed the real struggles that they were facing and how the church responded. There are so many truths and lessons that we can apply to today.
The movie encapsulated everything that makes up a good documentary as it chose to not define an adversary, but was able to tell an engaging story through the humanity of the people involved. The angle at which the stories were told along with the settings were as if you were living with them moment by moment.