The Walther film will be broadcast locally in St. Louis on the Higher Education Channel on Tuesdays (8 pm) during the month of March 2012. Find more info at http://www.hectv.org There is an article about the film in the HEC-Tv magazine. http://www.pageturnpro.com/Higher-Education-Channel/25494-March-12-Magazine/index.html#10 Check out page 8!
The first theatrical showing of the Walther film at the Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cine was a sell-out and a second theatre had to be opened up to handle the overflow. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the celebration, which included attendance from Concordia Seminary President Dr. Dale Meyer, live music from film composer Peter Mayer, as well as an autograph table filled with more than a dozen actors from the film.
Upcoming showing include October 25 at the Werner Auditorium on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis at 3:45 pm. More info at http://www.csl.edu/2011/10/walther-bicentennial-celebration-announced-at-concordia-seminary/
“Walther” will also be playing on October 30 at 1 pm at the Mexico Cinema III in Mexico, Missouri. (More info at 573-581-8383)
Both showings are FREE!
The “Walther” Grand Premiere Red Carpet Gala will be Monday, October 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wehrenberg Theater Des Peres 14, located at 1215 Des Peres Rd. in St. Louis, MO.
How long until the premiere? Well…
There are two other premiere events scheduled as well:
|Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
Saxon Lutheran Memorial
296 Saxon Memorial Dr., Frohna, MO
This special outdoor showing includes a bonfire, photo opportunities, and autographs with “Walther” actors
|Tuesday, October 25 at 3:45 p.m.
Werner Auditorium, Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl., St. Louis, MO
This special showing is on Walther’s actual 200th birthday. Join us for the celebration!
June 18 – Principal photography is completed and ended with the completion of the Alternburg Debate scene. Thanks to all the actors and the crew. Next step is completing the first rough edit. More later…
October 25, 2011, marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. C. F. W. Walther, the first president of The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States and both Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and Concordia Theological Seminary while in St Louis. In honor of this historic event, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is producing a five part high definition video series which will follow the life of Dr. Walther, present a history of the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (Synod), and – through studying Dr. Walther’s life and teachings – provide viewers with a better understanding of the importance of the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.
The five-part DVD series will include commentaries by well known Walther scholars and professors from both seminaries of the Synod including Dr. Gerhard Bode, Dr. Thomas Egger, Dr. Cameron MacKenzie, Dr. Thomas Manteufel, Dr. Lawrence Rast and Dr. William Schumacher.
Viewers will travel across the globe from Wittenberg, Germany to Wittenberg, MO. Each of the five parts will focus on a particular area of Dr. Walther’s life, viz:
Re-enactments of key scenes in Dr. Walther’s life will drive the video forward. Included will be a soundtrack composed by internationally renowned musician Peter Mayer and female vocalist Erin Bode just for this DVD series. This DVD series is designed to be a valuable resource for pastors, schools and churches for use in Bible studies, classrooms and Confirmation classes. Consider hosting a movie night and use these DVD’s as a great outreach to your community!
Get excited about our Lutheran Church history and heritage!
Prepare to visit the early Lutheran Church in America, circa 1840. Prepare to meet this early hero of the church: Dr. C. F. W. Walther – a man who sacrificed his homeland, his health and nearly his life…For the freedom to speak freely, to believe freely, to live freely… For his Church and the Faith for those he loved… AND for us who would come after.
Concordia Seminary plans to distribute the videos to each LCMS congregation in early October. A study guide and Bible study materials will also accompany each segment of the video. Your prayers and financial support are needed. The filming schedule is short for this major undertaking.
Participants, except for major speaking role actors, are donating their time and talents. All funds received will be used for the production and distribution of the videos. It is our prayer that you will assist Concordia Seminary in this wonderful project.