- Film Festival
By Le Anne Lindsay
On Sunday, PFS members were given a chance to not only see a preview of Machine Gun Preacher, fresh from its Toronto Film Festival premiere, but we were also privileged to meet the former gang biker, and drug addict, Sam Childers, whose incredible life transformation inspired the movie.
Gerard Butler plays Childers in the film, and although Butler has a bad boy reputation of his own, he just can't quite pull off low class
On Sunday, PFS Members got a sneak peek at Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler and based on the inspiring life of Sam Childers. The film follows Childers through his personal transformation and his journey to Africa to help children orphaned by the Sudanese Civil War.
After the screening, Childers joined us for a Q&A session, where his spoke about his work in Africa as well as his efforts to help those in need here in the US. He also answered questions about this childhood, family, and what some of the kids depicted in the film are up to today.