Mormonism On The Big Screen: What To Make Of Richard Dutcher’s Motion Picture Success, God’s Army? Utahans have flocked to see God’s Army more than any other movie this year. Since opening in Salt Lake City in March, it has played, is now playing, and continues to open in major cities throughout the United States, and will soon be released internationally. What are people saying about a movie based on the exploits of an apartment of Mormon missionaries serving in Los Angeles? Does its success mean that there’s a viable big-screen market for LDS films and LDS audiences? Is God’s Army the breakthrough Saturday’s Warrior for Mormon film, and can we now expect a flood of copycats? What lessons should be learned about telling Mormon stories to Mormons. And is Mormonism at the point where orthodox artists can tell their stories in ways that resonate within and beyond the LDS community? Come, hear what thoughtful critics and the filmmaker have to say.
Troy Williams, Geoff Pingree, Barbara Bannon, Tim Solver Richard Dutcher