June 27th, 2012World Premiere of New Chesterton Feature Filmby Joseph Pearce

I'm sure that visitors to the Ink Desk will be interested to learn of this press release from the American Chesterton Society:

I write to let you know that the American Chesterton Society will host the world premiere of Manalive, the first full-length feature film based on a novel by G.K. Chesterton Society. The film premiere will take place at the 31st annual Chesterton Conference, to be held August 2-4 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. 

While Although Chesterton was a prolific author, there has never been a full-length feature film based on a Chesterton novel - until now. Manalive stars popular Catholic author and speaker, Mark Shea, and Kevin O’Brien, president and artistic director of Theater of the Word. The film also stars up and coming Hollywood actor, Kaiser Johnson.

Please let me know if you're interested in scheduling an interview with Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and executive producer of Manalive, to discuss the film. I can be reached at emily@chesterton.org and by phone at 651.756.9613.

Manalive press release - http://www.chesterton.org/2012/06/world-premiere-manalive/

Manalive website and trailer - http://manalivethemovie.com/

Chesterton conference info - http://www.chesterton.org/events/2012-conference/
Chesterton 101 Lecture on Manalive - http://www.chesterton.org/discover-chesterton/chesterton-101/lecture-22/

I look forward to talking with you!

God bless,

Emily

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Emily de Rotstein, Executive Director

Chesterton Academy and the American Chesterton Society

Mobile: 
651-756-9613

 

 

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American Chesterton Society to Host World Premiere

of Manalive, First Full-Length Feature Film

Based on a Novel by G.K. Chesterton

 

 

31st Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada to Celebrate

100th Anniversary of G.K. Chesterton’s Classic Book

 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (June 26, 2012) - The American Chesterton Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of G.K. Chesterton’s classic novel, Manalive, at its 31st annual conference August 2-4 at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The theme of the conference is “Break the Conventions, Keep the Commandments,” a pivotal line from Manalive.

The highlight of the conference will be the world premiere of the independent movie, Manalive, produced by Dale Ahlquist and Joey Odendahl. Although Chesterton was a prolific author, there has never been a full-length feature film based on a Chesterton novel - until now. The film was shot on location in Savannah, Georgia and throughout the state of Washington. Manalive stars popular Catholic author and speaker, Mark Shea, and Kevin O’Brien, president and artistic director of Theater of the Word. The film also stars up and coming Hollywood actor, Kaiser Johnson. 

In addition to the movie premiere, the three day Chesterton conference will feature speakers including:

  • Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society and host of the popular EWTN  television show, The Apostle of Common Sense
  • Joseph Pearce, prolific author of biographies of literary converts, including G.K. Chesterton,  J.R.R. Tolkein, and C.S. Lewis
  • Jason Jones, President and Founder of Movie to Movement, Co-Executive Producer of Bella and Crescendo, and the founder of IamWholeLife.com

The premiere of Manalive will take place on Friday, August 3rd at 6:30PM at the Reno Legacy Resort and Casino. To register for the 3-day conference, visit www.chesterton.org

About the American Chesterton Society
The American Chesterton Society (ACS), founded in 1996, works to promote interest in G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. Through its popular EWTN television program The Apostle of Common Sense, Gilbert Magazine, books, conferences, pilgrimages, and scholarly research, the organization works to bring Chesterton’s common sense, profound faith, and joy to a new generation. Learn more at www.chesterton.org.

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  • June 28 2012 | by Fr Levi

    Now hands up - and be honest - all those who knew that Mark Shea was an actor!