Selected Community Events
Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins
Judson University, 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
Judson University will feature a pre-release screening of Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in Herrick Chapel. The director, David Leo Schultz, will be in attendance to introduce the film and lead Q&A after the film.
Ragamuffin is the true story of Rich Mullins, a prodigy musician raised on a farm in Indiana. Despite his struggles with alcoholism and addiction, Rich became a successful musician determined to express his beliefs in his music. More comfortable with the homeless than the wealthy, and more in love with Jesus than religion, Rich rose to Christian music fame only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. Dying tragically in a car accident at age 41, his story is a testament to living honestly in a culture of conformity. Ragamuffin stars Michael Koch, Wolfgang Bodison, James Kyson, and Mitch McVicker.
The Ragamuffin screening is sponsored by Judson's Department of Film & Digital Media and Imago Film Festival. It precedes the Imago Film Festival, which will be held the following week from April 1 - 5 at Judson University. More information about the Ragamuffin film and Director David Leo Schultz can be found at ragamuffinthemovie.com, where advanced tickets can be purchased for $10 ($8 for groups of 10 or more). Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10 ($5 for Judson students, faculty, and staff). For specific questions about the Ragamuffin screening or the Imago Film Festival, contact Terrence Wandtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Imago Film Festival
Thompson Center, Judson University, 1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL, 60123
The Imago Film Festival is a week-long event hosted by Judson University in Elgin, Illinois (about 30 miles west of Chicago). Imago will be holding our 10th Annual Film Festival on April 1-April 5, 2013.
The Festival showcases faith-based indie film that emphasizes image and story. The festival films capture the full spectrum of human emotion, experience, and spirituality.
This year's film festival will include five days of original films, nationally known speakers, film discussions, workshops, and an awards ceremony. The prizes for the winning films are as follows: Best of Show - $1000; First Prize (1-15 min) - $300; First Prize (15-30 min) - $300; Audience Choice Award - $150.