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The Saratov Approach is a 2013 dramatic thriller film about a 1998 kidnapping of two Mormon missionaries in Russia. It entered a limited release on October 9, 2013, in Utah. The success of the film meant that it was released in the entire Mormon Corridor. It has received both critical and commercial success

17 Miracles.  As part of the Willie Handcart Company, Levi Savage (Jasen Wade) feared that leaving late in the season would lead to despair and death. What he came to find out is that for every tragedy, there is a multitude of miracles. Based on unbelievable actual events, and brought to you by filmmaker T.C. Christensen (Praise to the Man, The Work and the Glory), 17 Miracles will open your eyes to the stories of the Mormon Pioneers as you have never seen them before. Something extraordinary is about to happen.

Gordon B. Hinckley: Honoring the Life and Legacy of a Prophet

2008 NR 60 minutes

Filled with interviews, historic photos and archival footage, this documentary pays tribute to the late Gordon B. Hinckley, who served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 until his death in January 2008. The film features Hinckley's personal reflections on the moments that defined his faith and includes interviews with family, friends and colleagues sharing loving memories of the late LDS president.

Brigham Young

1940 NR 110 minutes

This Henry Hathaway-directed drama examines how the Mormons settled in what would become Salt Lake City, now the home base of their church. Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell play two of the faithful who leave Illinois at the urging of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith (Vincent Price). When Smith is killed, Brigham Young (Dean Jagger) leads the flock west, where they discover a hostile land, a harsh winter and a mountain of difficulties.

Brigham City

2001 PG-13 119 minutes

The sleepy Utah town of Brigham is shaken to its core when local sheriff and Mormon bishop Wes Clayton (Richard Dutcher, who also wrote and directed) finds a California woman dead by her car. With the help of his young deputy (Matthew A. Brown), his trusty secretary (Carrie Morgan) and a retired sheriff (Wilford Brimley), Wes leads the investigation, fearing that the perpetrator may be a Brigham citizen.

 

Forever Strong

2008 PG-13 112 minutes

Rick (Sean Faris) is a star player on his dad's rugby team until a DUI lands him in a reformatory. While he's serving his sentence, tough rival coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole) allows him to play for his team, which helps Rick straighten up his act. Upon his release, however, Rick becomes a pariah to his former teammates and even his father when he refuses to divulge Gelwix's strategies. Sean Astin co-stars in this inspiring true story.

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

2010    PG   1hr 24m

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend  written by Daryn Tufts, a Mormon, and also the director of An American Mormon in Europe. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend also received positive critical reviews from several local critics, including The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, Salt Lake City's two major newspapers.

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American Mormon

2005 NR 60 minutes

In the spirit of the classic Mormon movie From the Mouths of Babes, filmmakers Daryn Tufts and Jed Knudsen prod the minds of everyday men and women on the street, asking them to share their perceptions -- and misconceptions -- about Mormons. The result is an eye-opening collection of hilarious short interviews, which ultimately reveals that there's much more work to be done when it comes to educating the public about the Latter-day Saints.

 

American Experience: The Mormons

2006 TV-PG 240 minutes

Documentarian Helen Whitney directs this fascinating PBS presentation exploring the history and influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States whose reach extends worldwide. Touching on all aspects of this complex and sometimes controversial religion, Whitney gains access to Mormon archives and captures candid interviews with church supporters, opponents and historians.

 

Emma Smith: My Story

2008 PG 95 minutes

As her adopted daughter listens, an aging Emma Smith (Katherine Thompson) reflects on her rich life, particularly the events that led to her courtship and marriage to Joseph Smith (Nathan Mitchell), founder of the Mormon Church. From her childhood with a strict father to her husband's martyrdom to her later years in Nauvoo, Ill., the biopic offers keen insight into the life of this key figure in Mormon history.

 

The R.M.: Special Edition

2003 PG 101 minutes

From director Kurt Hale comes this genial Mormon comedy chronicling the travails of Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne), a young missionary returning home to Utah after his two-year stint in Wyoming. Expecting to pick up where he left off and to reap the rewards of his dutiful service, Jared instead finds himself jobless and dumped by his longtime girlfriend. Will the attentions of a fetching coed (Britani Bateman) begin to change Jared's fortunes?

 

The Singles Ward

2002 PG 102 minutes

In this lighthearted romantic comedy, 27-year-old Mormon comedian Jonathan Jordan (Will Swenson) finds himself at a crossroads after his wife dumps him. Spiritually disillusioned in the wake of his divorce, Jonathan leaves the fold but changes his tune when he meets pretty Cammie Giles (Connie Young), the local flock's singles activities director. Helmed by Kurt Hale, the film features cameos by quarterback Steve Young and cager Danny Ainge.

 

Church Ball

2006 PG 91 minutes

Fred Willard stars as a bishop intent on pulling together a winning team for his soon-to-disappear church basketball league in this comedy from Mormon filmmaker Kurt Hale. Included among the players on the ragtag squad are an Uzbek immigrant, an overweight baker and (most oddly of all) the diminutive Gary Coleman, who serves as the center for the team.

 

It's Latter-Day Night Live

2006 G 93 minutes

This performance video spotlights the rollicking humor of cutups Michael Birkeland, Jeff Birk, Adam Johnson, Shawn Rapier and David Nibley as the five jokesters come together for a memorable evening of comedy the whole family can enjoy. In between the witty stand-up routines, the show is peppered with amusing skits. Bonus material includes behind-the-scenes footage, the featurette "Fun with Chunga" and more.

 

Suits on the Loose

2006 PG 93 minutes

After busting out of a desert survival camp, wayward teens Justin (Brandon Beemer) and Ty (Ty Hodges) steal a car belonging to two Mormon missionaries and don their clothes for a foolproof getaway. But when they pass through a police roadblock, the cops insist on escorting them to a town that's been awaiting their religious services. Can they pull off the biggest lie of their lives and keep the real missionaries from showing up?

 

Sons of Provo

2005 PG 93 minutes

This droll mockumentary with a Mormon twist chronicles the ups and downs of Everclean, a Utah trio led by egotistical Will Jensen (Will Swenson) and his hotheaded brother (Danny Tarasevich). The loss of the group's third member sends the siblings in search of a replacement; they settle on callow Kirby Laybourne (Kirby Heyborne) -- who soon ends up in the midst of a fraternal power struggle. Can the band reach the top before their egos explode?

 

Baptists at our Barbecue

2004 PG 93 minutes

Tartan (Dan Merkley), a 29-year-old single Mormon man, moves to a new town to put some distance between himself and his mother, who wants nothing more than to marry him off to a nice girl. His adopted community, Longfellow, is half Mormon, half Baptist -- and full of conflict between the two groups. Tartan soon meets the fetching Charity (Heather Beers), and the two team up to plan an All-Faiths Barbecue to end the town's long-standing feud.

 

The Home Teachers

2004 PG 82 minutes

A battle with an obstinate commode is among the wacky mishaps in this amusing Mormon comedy directed by Kurt Hale. Though home teacher Greg Blazer (Michael Birkeland) would rather stay planted in front of the tube on Sunday watching gridiron action, his gung-ho ministering companion, Nelson Parker (Jeff Birk), drags Greg off to fulfill their monthly obligation. But what ensues instead is a day fraught with fiascos

 

Out of Step

2002 PG 90 minutes

Leaving her Mormon roots behind in Utah to study dance in New York City, Jennifer (Alison Akin Clark) is blinded by bright lights, disappointment and the glare of romantic love. Will she have to abandon everything she believes in -- including her faith -- to be happy? She makes a new best friend, Paul (co-writer Michael Buster), who was also raised as a Latter-Day Saint. But Jennifer's eye is trained squarely on a Gentile (Jeremy Elliott)

 

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