Movie Recommendation: Peter And Paul
Although the epic television series of 1981 may be aged, it has aged well, and the biblical narrative of course, is timeless. Peter and Paul, winner of two Emmy Awards, is one of those films we pull out of the cabinet on occasion and still enjoy – very much.
Anthony Hopkins and Robert Foxworth portray the key leaders who emerge amid the many troubles afflicting the early church. Informative and entertaining, this is a great film for the entire family to enjoy as well as an opportunity for biblical discussions. Don’t forget the popcorn.
Here is the jacket description:
This epic network television mini-series brings to life the precarious existence of early Christianity. The new movement is beset by violent opposition from without and constant turmoil from within. Two key leaders emerge–Peter and Paul–who struggle to keep the faith alive. This dramatic presentation follows the pair, together and separately, through three epochal decades. Included are the stoning of Stephen, the road to Damascus, their encounter in Jerusalem, their conflicts over how the word of Christ should be spread. Paul’s travels to Asia Minor and Greece, Peter and Paul’s clashes over Jewish law, and Peter’s decision to follow in Paul’s courageous footsteps. The drama concludes in Rome in approximately A.D. 64 with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter under Emperor Nero.
-Spanish Language track with or without English subtitles
-Closed captioning in English
-Biographical information on leading actors
-Chapter titles provided for easy scene access