Parody of Rob Bell and His Critics in Sing Off? 168 Film Festival Winner ‘Love is Good’

9th Annual 168 Film Festival Begins Tonight

The Awards Ceremony for the 9th Annual 168 Film Festival will be held Saturday (4/2) at the Historic Alex Theatre in Glendale

In honor of tonight’s opening of the 168 Film Festival I wanted to share a clip from a past festival winner that struck me as eerily relevant to the current controversy swirling around love, hell, and Rob Bell (not necessarily in that order.)

As my family was going through some videos of past winners, we found “Love is Good,” winner of the 2009 festival honors for “Best Comedy” and “Audience Favorite.”  We laughed hysterically as we watched one particular song in the film. It looked like SNL had written a parody of the current Rob Bell debate. …Uh, but they weren’t, ‘cuz, like, the film is from 2009. Which somehow made it even funnier.

I was able to program the clip to start at the beginning of the song (1:02), but I wasn’t tech savvy enough to stop it at the end (2:55).  Feel free to watch the entire video, but I thought this first song was just pitch-perfect. [2]

In just 1:53 seconds the clip demonstrates both the power of filmmaking in theological debate and the mission of the 168 Film Festival.

See Also

168 Film Project: Illuminating the Word of God Through Film

Interview with 168 Founder John David Ware

9th Annual 168 Film Festival Schedule

Thursday March 31 & Friday April 1

3:00 PM – 9:30 PM

HOPE THEATRE

214 N. Maclay Ave. San Fernando, CA 91340

 

Saturday April 2

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

ALEX THEATRE

216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203

Click here for titles and screening times for each film.



[1] While most 168 films are fairly benign, Parental Guidance is suggested for children under 13.

[2] “Love is Good” Credits:

Love is Good
A 168 Hour Project
Goodnight Smoke LLC
goodnightsmoke.com
Written, Directed, and Produced by
Theo Love
Cast & Crew:
Boy – Joseph Butterworth
Girl – Amie Bohannon
Preacher – Walker Craig
Restaurant Owner – Ova Saopeng
Production Manager – Lewis Hill
Director of Photography – Richard Priest II
Composer – Michael Lee
Edited by – Theo Love
Assistant Director – Lewis Hill
2nd Assistant Director – Lauren J. Peters
Production Assistants – Mattro Jacobs & Zack Riggenbach
Artist and Set Design – Tom Love
Craft Services – Mama Love & Jessie White
Props – Lauren J. Peters
Directors Assistant – Jessie White
Vocal Coach – Joseph Butterworth
Streets of Love Extras:
Tom Kamia
Karine Zaldana-Moran
Brian Zaldana
Wendi Newman
Ashley Cantwell
Laura Davis
Shaun Hensley
Michael Lee
Kevin Mo-Wong
Vanessa Frechette
Erin Pifer
Songs
Street Battle
Lyrics by Theo Love
Music by Michael Lee
Performed by Walker Craig, Amie Bohannon and
Joseph Butterworth
Coffee Connection
Lyrics by Theo Love
Music by Michael Lee
Performed by Walker Craig, Amie Bohannon and
Joseph Butterworth
Sweeter Than Wine
Lyrics by Theo Love
Music by Michael Lee
Performed by Joseph Butterworth
I Thought You’d Never Call
Lyrics by Theo Love
Music by Michael Lee
Performed by Amie Bohannon and
Joseph Butterworth
What Should I Do?
Lyrics by Theo Love
Music by Michael Lee
Performed by Walker Craig