Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”
Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope.
In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3th, 2013), UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message – audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment.
About Kirk Cameron: Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the 80’s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. More recently he enjoyed much success with the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof, and his recent documentary, Monumental. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat (www.CampFirefly.com). Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.
It’s not uncommon for people, even Christians, to wonder where God is when there is a death, a murder, crime – bad things that happen in this world and Kirk Cameron uses the death of a friend to show us the God is love, that He does care what is going on down here and it’s not all related to chance. Kirk walks us through Genesis with the Creation of Adam and then Eve, their subsequent sin and the murder of their son by their other son to Noah when a worldwide, catastrophic flood wipes out all life except those on the Ark to show us where our hope lies – in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Do parents want to bury a child? No. What about chronic sickness like cancer, diabetes, scoliosis? No. But there is hope, God is glorified in how we handle our circumstances, does God expect to go merrily through life and our troubles with a happy heart? No, but we can take joy in that there is a reason and not some chance happening. I enjoyed the way Kirk presented the idea of where God is during trials – even my almost 12 year old watched it with me and while there was a brief moment when a re-enactment of God removing Adam’s rib and also the depiction of Cain killing Abel, the documentary was well done and while it was sad (the funeral of Kirk’s friend) it made it’s point.
I appreciated the fact that Kirk used the events of the Creation, a literal worldwide flood and Christ’s resurrection to show the viewer why God is not a silent, unattached ruler – but one who is very active in our lives and who treasures and loves each of us and wants everyone to know Him. Even my husband was trying to find reasons to stay home longer so he could watch it with us – but I told him we own it so he could watch it later – much to his chagrin. Overall, I would not let my 7 year old or even my 9 year old watch it (they were in the other room playing) but my oldest was as interested as I was even though she was a bit taken aback, like me, about the rib part (thankfully it was VERY brief).
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