Galas & Centerpiece Screenings

Heaven Is For Real
USA, 2014, 100 min., Color
Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.
Executive Producer
Sue Baden-Powell, Derrick Williams
Randall Wallace
based on a book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, Chris Parker
T.D. Jakes, Joe Roth
Dean Semler
John Wright
Nick Glennie-Smith
Production Design
Arvinder Grewal
Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum

Director Bio
Randall Wallace is a screenwriter, director, producer and songwriter from Jackson, Tennessee who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film BRAVEHEART. His work on the film earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His director credits include THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, WE WERE SOLDIERS, and SECRETARIAT.
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