New York Premiere of "A Polite Bribe"
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Event hosted by: Nexus Film Project
Thirty years after the death of Christ, the future of the Christian church teetered on faulty ground. Two factions, the Apostle Paulâ€™s Gentile Churches and the Judean Church lead by Jesusâ€™ own brother Jamesâ€¦ Both groups had clearly emerged with very different visions for the mission, and were headed toward a final showdown â€” A mutually destructive fracture that would have ended the Church in its infancy, if not for one man.
Now for the first time, learn how one manâ€™s vision kept the early Christian movement together. How one man, defied the very followers of Jesus himselfâ€¦ and in the end left his homeland to conquer an Empire. Learn the story the church would never tell.
Independent Filmmaker & Director Robert Orlando, SVA alumnus and Dusty Award winner, returns to School of Visual Arts for the NY premiere of his groundbreaking documentary, “A Polite Bribe.”
6:30PM Introductory talk about the Apostle Paul with world renowned New Testament scholar Gerd Luedemann, appearing in the film and coined the phase “A Polite Bribe”.
8:10PM Screening A Polite Bribe: runtime 82 minutes
9:30PM A Post-screening Q & A with Director, Robert Orlando, and panel discussion.
Join us for an evening of entertainment and ” polite discussion” about one of Western History’s most influential, but least known figures, the Apostle Paul, and the long journey of a filmmaker to tell his story.