“Witnesses” still has some theatrical life in it
The official film poster for the “Witnesses” film project run by the Interpreters Foundation
I have news that I am very happy about. As you know, Witness, the Interpreter Foundation’s dramatic feature film, has been drawing to a close after a pretty good movie show. (A list of the theaters in which witnesses are still playing can be found under “Get tickets” on www.zeugenfilm.com.)
Oddly enough, some people are only now hearing from witnesses. And of course, many people live in areas where witnesses have not been shown or where it has only been shown in theaters too far away from them.
In addition, the cinemas are currently very full of large studio films. It’s a very competitive time in theaters. In a way, there are more films than canvases. Which, of course, means that Witnesses will likely end its theatrical release soon.
But for people who want to see Jehovah’s Witnesses, another option is in sight:
BYU-Provo’s Education Week runs from Monday, August 16 through Friday, August 20 this year. With this in mind, and thanks to the expertise and valiant efforts of our reseller Brandon Purdie, Witnesses will be shown starting Friday at the AMC Provo 12 Theater in Riverwoods Mall – 4925 N. Edgewood Dr, Provo, UT. August 13th and runs through Thursday, August 19th. That is confirmed. There is also the possibility that Cinemark will rebook and / or add showtimes from August 13th to August 20th at its two Provo / Orem locations, the University Mall and the Provo Towne Center. We’ll probably know sometime next Monday. We will also know by Monday whether Megaplex will rebook witnesses for the period of the education week at their Geneva location in Orem / Vineyard.
And of course, Witnesses will be opened next Friday, August 13th at the Movie Mill Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. The theater is located in 1710 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge AB T1K 2R5.
If you haven’t seen witnesses or would like to see it again on a big screen, please take the opportunity if you can. If you know people who you think they should see or who you think might like, please bring them their attention. Maybe you could even take it.
On another matter, the Prophet Joseph is often reported (though incorrectly) to have said something along these lines: “The telestial kingdom is so glorious that if people knew what it was like, they would kill themselves would to get there. “
Obviously Wilford Woodruff once told a comment from the Prophet that could be the basis of this oft-repeated apocryphal story. According to Charles Lowell Walker, Wilford Woodruff “was referring to a saying of Joseph Smith which he heard uttered (like this one): If the people knew what was behind the veil, they would try by all means to commit suicide get there, but the Lord in his wisdom had implanted the fear of death in every human being so that he could hold on to life and thus realize the intentions of his Creator. ”(See Richard Neitzel Holzapfel,“ Eternity Sketch’d in a Vision, ”The Heavens Are Open: 1992 Sperry Symposium [Deseret Book, 1993], 155.)
Anyway, the bottom line is that the Prophet did not advocate suicide.
So get vaccinated!