A collection of heartwarming Christmas films from a bygone era.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. In 1945 Father James Keller, M.M., established a non-denominational Christian organization called The Christophers to be a positive influence and pro-active force in the post-war world. The Christopher Films were intended to foster political honesty, business integrity, and compassion for the sick and the poor, and to be generally relevant to all faiths.
Gospel Films Archive proudly presents a festival of four rare classic short films that celebrate the spirit of Easter as manifested by Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Family Films Collection features films by Entrepreneur Sam Hersh who founded Family Films in 1946 to create spiritually driven entertainment for the entire family. Top Hollywood talent enhances these four inspired short films created between 1951 and 1961.
In 1946 Loyola University commissioned veteran B-movie filmmaker John T. Coyle to assemble a pool of accomplished Hollywood actors and technicians to produce a series of 16 mini-movies based on Biblical scripture. These inspired films have long been considered lost. Gospel Films Archive has uncovered eight Loyola Films thus far.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Missions Collection documents the profoundly important pioneer work of individuals and organizations in missionary fields worldwide.
John Palmer, an American Christian visiting the UK comes across a suicidal British atheist who is about to throw himself off a bridge. Will John convince the man to turn to Christ and live or will John be overcome by his own weaknesses and doubts? Staring Bruce Marchiano (The Encounter) and Richard Brimblecombe (For Love's Sake).
This story deals with the later stages of Handel's life, leading up to the composing of his masterpiece "Messiah." During his early years in London, Handel had enjoyed the King's patronage and people flocked to the theatres to see his operas. But soon fashionable society turned against him. Plagued by financial worries and ill health and abandoned by almost everyone except those closest to him, Handel shut himself away and worked day and night on "Messiah."
Meet the Mennonite and Amish people. Eric is an adamant fighter for human rights who discovers a way of life he never knew existed. While attending the funeral of his best friend, Eric meets a young Mennonite girl named Hazel. The Mennonites display an inner peace he can’t understand. As he works side by side with them, Eric comes to understand the source of their peace and finds a personal faith in Christ. Starring Geraldine Page, Pat Hingle, Graham Beckel, and Rachel Thomas.
The made-for-television version of Johanna Spyri's family classic. Heidi (Jennifer Edwards), a young orphan girl, is sent to live with her grandfather (Michael Redgrave) in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The gruff and bitter old man views Heidi at first as an ill-mannered child and an unwanted responsibility, but he soon becomes quite attached to her.
Set in the days immediately following the crucifixion, a Roman centurion tells the story of Christ’s last days on earth from his unique perspective. This hardened soldier’s life was forever changed when he beheld the glory of the risen Christ.
This short drama will generate thought-provoking discussion. When eight-year-old Belle Richards disobeys her father, she puts herself and her younger brother in grave danger from a rock slide that would have meant sudden death, had not God intervened. Though she never told a soul about their miraculous rescue, years later her father would know exactly what happened. Through this event, Belle drew closer to God and learned the tough lesson of obedience. Includes two special extras: Remembering Belle and Director's Notes.
The entire set of the exciting Jacob's Ladder series: Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 1 - 2: Gideon Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 3 - 4: Naomi, Ruth And Boaz Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 5 - 7: Samuel Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 8 And 9: Saul Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 10 And 11: Saul And David - Jacob's Ladder: Episodes 12 And 13: David
Episode 10: The King Needs Help -- King Saul has serious bouts of depression and David, a shepherd boy, is invited to come and play his lute for the king. Episode 11: Death Waiting -- After the event of the young David beating Goliath the giant, some ten years have passed. On occasion David still plays his lute for King Saul.
Episode 12: David on the Run -- King Saul wants David dead but has failed to get him killed on the battlefield. In his madness, Saul throws a spear at David while he plays the lute for the king. Episode 13: A New King -- King Saul is in hot pursuit of David, who is hiding in a cave. When the king walks into the cave, David has the opportunity to kill the man who is trying to kill him.
Includes two adventures: Episode 3: Naomi and Ruth / Episode 4: Ruth and Boaz.
Episode 8: A King for the Hebrews – The “teenpack” is transported back to the time of Samuel the Prophet. In his old age, Samuel asks God, on behalf of the restless Hebrews, for a King to rule them. Episode 9: Saul Takes Charge –This “teenpack” adventure finds the group at Saul’s father’s farm where Saul, a shy farmer, has become king of Israel. Saul’s newfound status has left him little time to consult with God and he is headed in the wrong direction. Teaches teens to decide how far one should we go with a leader who is headed in the wrong way?
Jeremy's Egg was inspired by Ida Mae Kempel's award-winning, internationally published, true short story, "What Was in Jeremy's Egg?" Filmmaker Steve Viall brings you this family feature combining the heart of a classic tale with the adrenaline-pumping action found in the life of a Navy fighter pilot.
Jesus: The Desire of Ages tells the familiar story in a fresh way, through the eyes of those who knew and loved the Son of Man. An inspiring and triumphant music score combined with imaginative visual artistry will grip your heart as you experience the reality of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. This film is designed to lead the viewer into an intimate encounter with the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Grandpa Jim is scheduled to make a guest appearance in a special Christmas program in Branson, Missouri. Backstage at the program , it is chaos--the children are out of control, and the director is out of patience. To make matters worse, Grandpa Jim's truck breaks down on the way to the performance.