Avon Theatre and Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) will present a special screening of The Armor of Light

Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford presents a screening of The Armor of Light Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by CT Against Gun Violence.

Post-film Q&A with Director Abigail Disney, Congressman Jim Himes, and Dr. Tommie Jackson, pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

Tickets: Carte Blanche Members: free, Members: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12. Purchase tickets online at avontheatre.org.

About the Film

Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue. Along the way, Rev. Schenck meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was murdered in Florida and whose story has cast a spotlight on “Stand Your Ground” laws. THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. The film is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture, and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground. (c) Fork Films

Quotes:

“Christian leaders calling for gun control are the subjects of Abigail Disney’s intelligent and emotionally charged documentary.” 
– Variety

“The principled resoluteness of Schenck and McBath shines. The film is a dual portrait in courage.” 
– Christian Science Monitor

About the Avon

The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of-a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

Box Office: 203-967-3660, avontheatre.org, @avontheatre, facebook.com/avontheatre.

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