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Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Beyond Acceptance" Movie

Greetings!   This is Stacey Bradshaw here.   My good friend Michelle has graciously agreed to let me do a guest post on her blog so I can tell all of you about a wonderful film called "Beyond Acceptance."

I am a filmmaker and have worked on a number of feature films in the past few years since I graduated from college.   As you can imagine, I have met a lot of really interesting people from all over the country.   While working on an historical feature film in 2010, I met two brothers named Andrew and Philip Bolzman.   They had just finished making their own feature film up in Michigan.   A few months ago, I joined a campaign to help promote their film, and that is why I am posting here today!

"Beyond Acceptance" is a faith-based film with a powerful story about adoption and the importance of unconditional love.   Here is the synopsis and the trailer from their website:

When Evans, a ten-year-old unwanted child, enters his home, Aaron's life is permanently transformed.  Believing they have much to offer, Aaron and his wife, Stacy, chose to use their family and stable home as a platform to reach out to children in need through foster care.  However, this undertaking was not as simple as they had anticipated.  Evans is their first placement.  Abandoned as an infant and tossed from home to home, he is a boy with no hope of ever being wanted.  Aaron and Stacy often find themselves wondering about the outcome of their ambitious undertaking.  The coping behaviors Evans has developed as a result of his past make him extremely challenging.  Tantrums, mysterious disappearances, food fights, and impenetrable silence become a new part of their everyday life.  Aaron is shaken by his lack of control.  Stacy is crushed by the rejection of her affection.  Their daughter, Jennie, is resentful of the chaos now ruling her life.  As each new obstacle surrounds their family, they are dragged continually closer to the breaking point.  Their future is fraught with questions.  Can they continue?  Will Evans ever understand?  Will they be able to entrust themselves wholeheartedly to the hands of God?  Is it possible to love the unlovable. . . is he really beyond acceptance?

I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about the film, the creative team who made it, and to find out how you can purchase a copy of the DVD.   Follow this link: http://www.beyondacceptance.com.
Thank you for reading, and I hope everyone is having a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
~ Stacey Bradshaw