Contact: Sharon or Fred Wilharm, 615-794-2228
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- On March 6, 2010, audiences will have the opportunity to attend free movie premiere events at churches across the country. The producers of Class of 91, a new faith-based film with a financial theme, are making their film available free to any churches or organizations who wish to participate. So far, 11 churches in 5 states have signed up, with the numbers growing by the week.
Class of 91 portrays a family going through the worst situation today's economy has to offer. Roger Wagner has a high flying lifestyle and is looking forward to flaunting it at his upcoming 20th high school reunion. Then he loses his job, home, and possessions, and faces going to the reunion a failure. Luckily, the family is introduced to radio host Dave Ramsey and he helps guide the family out of credit card debt. The movie ends in what Ramsey terms a "plasectomy" with credit cards being destroyed in dramatic manner.
The movie was produced by Fred and Sharon Wilharm, who based it on a similar experience in their own lives. They found themselves house-poor with a large house in a gated community, but no extra money at the end of the month.
"We were in over our heads," says Sharon. "All of our income was going into the house with nothing left over. It wasn't worth it."
They downsized to a home they had previously rented out, and with the money they saved from mortgage payments, were able to finance the film.
Over 100 actors and crew participated in the movie.
Churches and organizations wishing to host free movie premiere events can visit www.classof91movie.com to sign up. There's no cost and all that's required is a DVD player, projector and screen. It's a great outreach opportunity for churches with stretched budgets.
"The people who need the movie the most are those who are struggling financially, and we want to make it available to them free so that they can be encouraged without feeling guilty for spending money," says Sharon. "We've heard from so many of the actors and crew that this movie reflects their life, and that they are uplifted by its message of hope. Our desire is to bring this message of hope to as many people as possible."
Class of '91 has been awarded the Dove Foundation family friendly seal of approval.