Monday, 08 February 2016

The Young Messiah

Written by Mary Hickey Reynoso
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On March 10, Catholic Charities will be hosting an exclusive premiere for one of this year’s most anticipated motion pictures – The Young Messiah. The powerful religious film depicts the life of Jesus as a child as he and his family take the dangerous journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem, where His true identity and profound destiny are fulfilled. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Catholic Charities programs that support veterans, foster care, victims of domestic abuse and sex trafficking, and homelessness.

The movie premiere event will take place at Arizona Center AMC on March 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online. The public also has an opportunity to purchase a VIP experience that includes a reception, meeting the movie’s producer, food and wine, red carpet entrance to the premiere and photos.

The Young Messiah is directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, writer/director of the award-winning The Stoning of Soraya M., from a screenplay adaptation that he and his wife, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, wrote. “We hope that children will be drawn to the child Jesus and that this can be an uplifting film for the entire family,” said Mr. Nowrasteh. “It’s important to us that The Young Messiah inspires people to visit, or revisit, Jesus' story from a fresh new angle, one that centers on an unexplored moment in His life between the nativity and His crucifixion and resurrection. We also hope that, in some small way, our film leads viewers to the transformation and grace that Jesus extends to us all.”

For more information on the movie premiere event and for tickets visit

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