Showing: 25 April 2017
Far From The Tree: Does a Preacher Lose His Son When His Son Loses Faith?
QFT is delighted to team up with Wake Festival to present the NI premiere of this new film by Belfast-born director John Wright. Far From the Tree examines the relationship between the well-known preacher Tony Campolo and his son, the Humanist Bart Campolo.
After Thanksgiving dinner, Bart Campolo asked his dad, the well-known preacher Tony Campolo, to sit down to talk. Bart wanted to give his father some unsettling news: that after a lifetime of work as a prominent minister himself, he was no longer a believer in the Christian faith. It was the beginning of a painful but warm exchange between a father and his son about belief, storytelling and the power of our relationships.
Tony Campolo is a Christian author, speaker and activist whom the New York Times describes as “one of the most important evangelical Christian preachers of the last 50 years.” Bart Campolo is a Humanist leader, author and public speaker whom the New York Times describes as “a rising star of atheism.”