2013 Raven Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment
|When||Nov 12, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm CT|
|Location|| Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont
The 2013 Raven Award was
for his documentary
The Raven Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment is given to an artist whose work challenges the
myth of redemptive and sacred violence. Kevin Miller’s documentary creatively demystifies sacred violence
by challenging Christian theologies that maintain God punishes human beings with eternal torment.
Reception, film viewing
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Stage 773 Cabaret Theater, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago.
Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why? Featuring an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators and musicians, Hellbound? is a provocative, feature-length documentary that looks at why we are so bound to the idea of hell and how our beliefs about hell affect the world we are creating today. If God is our pure, all-loving creator, can he really turn his back on sinners and allow them to suffer for eternity in hell? Where did this vision of hell come from? Is it possible we’ve got hell wrong? Or are recent challenges to the traditional view merely an attempt to avoid the inevitable? What do our views on hell reveal about how we perceive God, justice, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves.
On Thursday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. CT, you can join Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen for a live video chat with filmmaker Kevin Miller. Details will be available on October 17.
Kevin Miller is an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has applied his craft to numerous documentaries, feature films and shorts. Recent projects include Hellbound?, Drop Gun, No Saints for Sinners, spOILed, Sex+Money, With God On Our Side, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed and After… In addition to his work in film, Miller has written, co-written and edited over 40 books. He lives in Abbotsford, BC, Canada with his wife and four children.