(October 15, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Article VI Documentary Screening at Centenary College

Shreveport, La.—The Christian Leadership Center at Centenary College of Louisiana will screen the documentary Article VI: Faith, Politics, America on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium. Following the screening, a panel will respond to the film and take questions from the audience.

The panel will feature the film's producer as well as three community members:

  • Reed Dickens, Shreveport native and former White House Assistant Press Secretary who produced the film for Living Biography Media
  • Lindora Baker, interim Caddo Commissioner
  • Rev. John Robert Black, Associate Pastor at First United Methodist of Bossier
  • Dr. Rodney Grunes, Centenary College professor of political science

The screening will begin at 6 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium in Centenary's Smith Building at the corner of King's Highway and Woodlawn Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

Director Bryan Hall worked on Article VI for more than two years, interviewing religious leaders and scholars as well as many average citizens. The resulting documentary glimpses the intersection of politics and religion.

trailer for the film

"The film started out as my journey to understand the many different beliefs of people from across the country," Hall said. "I was amazed by the extremely diverse and passionate opinions people have on this topic. I tried to provide an outlet for the debate and to successfully capture that passion."

Ranging from shocking street encounters to tender moments of compassion and understanding, Article VI reveals not only the conflict inherent between religion and politics but also among the diverse members of the American body politic as they advocate their core beliefs.

"This documentary comes along at just the right time to provide a thoughtful examination of the issues in an engaging format," said Reed Dickens, producer and former White House Assistant Press Secretary. "Everyone should see Article VI before voting."

To view the trailer, visit http://www.articlevithemovie.com. This film was pre-screened in New York, Orange County, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C., Shreveport, and Salt Lake City.

For more information about this screening, call Centenary's Christian Leadership Center at 318.869.5156.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.