Can Film Inform Our Politics?

Can Film Inform Our Politics?

By Mark Rodgers The Clapham Group is founded, in part, on the understanding that culture is upstream of politics.  As a Christian, I have a set of convictions that inform my politics (see Andy Crouch’s excellent piece in Christianity Today on the Presidential...
“The Vessel” in Theaters Nationwide!

“The Vessel” in Theaters Nationwide!

By Phebe Meyer, Junior, College of William and Mary; Introduction by Mark Rodgers I’ve had the privilege to work with a number of films and filmmakers over the past several years, and in a few cases as a producer (of sorts), but few have given me as much...
Cave Pictures Releases Two Films

Cave Pictures Releases Two Films

By Michael Leaser Cave Pictures, a film production company launched by More Partnerships president Mark Rodgers and Wedgwood member Dale Brown, released it’s first two films in April. Wildflower, co-produced with Faith Street Films, will be released on DVD...
Politics, Propaganda and Pop Culture

Politics, Propaganda and Pop Culture

Propaganda: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person; ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause. (Merriam-Webster) Pop...

A Whole New Beast

By Michael Leaser Two stories surround the October 16 release of Beasts of No Nation: one regarding the film’s exceptional artistry and the other its potentially game-changing release model. Concerning the first, writer/director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) has...

A Short Perspective on Life and Love

By Michael Leaser A sharp, single-minded focus on its subject characterizes many short films. This year’s crop of Oscar-nominated animated and live action short films are no exception, with several bringing their acute attention to bear on the often unwieldy topics of...