Do you remember where you were when you heard about the shooting at Columbine High School? I was at home in Tacoma. Three days later I was on a plane to Denver, CO. That Saturday night I was speaking at a local church, processing and grieving with confused students (and parents) who wanted to worship a God who was present in this tragedy.
Tomorrow – October 21, 2016 – a terrific movie comes out about the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the shooting at Columbine. I’m Not Ashamed is much, much more than simply a here’s-what-led-up-to-a-school-shooting. This a a well-told, honest story about a young woman, trying to do the right thing (many times failing…just like you and me). She is ultimately striving to live a life that honors Jesus.
This week I got to sit down (via the wonder of technology) with Masey McLain – the fantastic actress who played Rachel in I’m Not Ashamed. We were scheduled to chat for 15 minutes and ended up recording 23 minutes (and then talked for another 10 after). Masey is not only a terrific actress, she’s a cool, authentic, fun person.
The Official Trailer
The Links You Need
- The official movie site
- The Facebook Page
- Find a Theatre Near You
- Posters and Shareables
Go see I’m Not Ashamed. It is inspiring, challenging, thought-provoking, and conversation-starting. You might never look at Columbine, Rachel Scott, or your own faith the same way again.
NOTE: If you’re interested in other movies I’ve reviewed, or interviews I’ve done, click here for a list.