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Erik Estrada returns to show film

Actor to attend showings of faith-based film

POSTED: January 15, 2014 4:00 a.m.

Actor Erik Estrada will be returning to Dawsonville to show another faith-based film after the success of the one previously shown in April of last year.

First Baptist Church of Dawsonville will be screening Estrada's film "Uncommon" at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

"We had a good attendance last year from the community," said Debbie Gaines of First Baptist Church of Dawsonville. "I think there were about 200 people, including many students."

Erik Estrada is best known for his leading role in the television series, ChiPs. Since that show, he has appeared in a long list of movies, television shows and reality programs.

"Since our church hosted him last year and developed a relationship with the producers of the faith-based movies, we received an invitation to host him again for this movie," Gaines said. "Erik is outspoken about his faith and was very personable and friendly when he visited with us last year, taking time to speak to each person and have his picture taken with everyone who waited after the movie."

Estrada's "Uncommon" comes on the heels of his 2013 release of "Finding Faith," and is the next in a series of faith-based, family-friendly movies from JC Films.

The film is a feature-length, narrative motion picture that "highlights the struggles of a group of students at fictional Rosewood High School as they seek to write, produce and perform their own theater production after the school announces that their Theater, Music and Dance departments have been cut due to budgetary issues," according to the film's promotional description.

Struggling to find the right script, music and choreography, the students get advice from an uncommon source. Each student becomes uniquely influenced as they discover that God takes them personally. Equipped with unique talents, they bond together to prepare the perfect production by exploring the diversity of stories in the Bible.

"We certainly welcome everyone to attend the movie event, particularly students and parents," Gaines said. "Religious liberty is very important and this movie addresses this topic in a way that communicates well to students."

The film is produced in association with Liberty Counsel, which is an international nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization by providing pro bono assistance and representation.

For more information, contact First Baptist Church of Dawsonville at (706) 265-2612.

 

 

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