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Play The Flute

PLAY THE FLUTE MOVIE REVIEW by AMM

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In an indifferent world ... its time to Play the Flute.

Play The Flute Movie is a new movie which is starting to be released all over the United States. To see the trailer go to www.playtheflutemovie.com . (1 HR 43 mins)

Play The Flute Movie is about a new Youth Pastor (Brett Varvel) who takes over an indifferent youth group to try to motivate his students to read God’s Word and get serious about their relationship with the Lord.

Features a talented cast including Brett Varvel, Sean Ormond, Kennedy Tucker, Ken Ivy, Alix Schwartz, Kyle Brown, Terri Conn, Clint Howard, Fred Grandy (Love Boat), and Loretta Swit (a regular on M*A*S*H).

This movie does not yet have a MAAP rating, but we would rate it PG. Every adult should see this movie but especially teenagers and young adults. I encourage parents to view the movie trailer. Also, while I do not like to take away any surprises in the movie, concerned parents should look at the short descriptions of of some of the plot elements at the end of these paragraphs below.

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This movie is playing exclusively in theaters in the format of  a"private" showing. A "private" showing means that a person or group is bringing the movie to the theater (and not the theater or movie chain). One advantage of "private" showings is that there are no commercials (have you noticed that commercials now run for over 20 minutes!). And many of the movie commercials are disturbing to many people especially families with small children.

If you or your group would like to bring this movie to your local community, contact rich@christianmovies.com or call 949-215-9121 for more information.

Some Plot Elements for of this movie for parents:

It contains no bad language.

The Bible Teacher challenges one of his students to a foot race. The student has to promise to read the bible verses assigned for a month if the teacher wins. But he loses. You will have to watch the movie to find out what the teacher has to do since he lost the race.

There is no violence in the movie except for the verbal bullying and teasing of one of the students who likes to read the Bible and who also stutters when under stress.

Eventually most of the students become committed to read the Bible assignments and their behavior begins to improve.

The Bible Teacher has the students visit a cemetery to emphasis the importance of their eternal future.

Two of the male students are shown cheating a store owner on a regular basis but one of them comes clean and tells the store owner of his cheating and pays back the money stolen.

It has no sexual displays except the Bible teacher is falsely accused by one of his disgruntled female students of sexual harassment. One of the highlights of the movie is that the students themselves prove that the accusations are false.

There is a death in the movie - the Bible teacher dies fairly young but one his most belligerent student has now himself become a Youth Pastor and does the eulogy.

Why was this movie called PLAY THE FLUTE

Note that the sub-title to the movie on the movie banners is: "In the world of indifference ... its time to Play the Flute."  The bible says in Matthew 11:16-19 where Jesus is complaining that the people did not listen to John the Baptist just like older generations did not listen to the prophets of their day:

16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 “ ‘We played the  flute (a simple pipe flute) for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” Also see Luke 7:32.
Basically most people aren't even listening. They are neither happy about the promises and blessings of God nor are they sad about the potential wrath of God.
But the movie is encouraging us believers to continue to Play the Flute - that is, to continue to tell others about the Good News!
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A Movie Ministry sponsored the showing of this movie on Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2019 in the Regal Park theater in Saint Petersburg, Florida.