Sharing the 'Miracle': Mormon filmmaker wants 'Cokeville' retelling to reach many faiths

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    June 7, 2015 9:31 a.m.

    Went last night. A few in the audience applauded at the end. I would give it three stars. Am I the only one who wondered why only children saw angelic beings. There were many adults present. To my knowledge none of them reported seeing any angels. Says a lot about the faith and innonence of chidlren.

  • tyndale1 Pullman, WA
    June 7, 2015 8:44 a.m.

    I watched the movie in Spokane yesterday. It was not well attended, but The entire audience stayed to the end of credits. The first few minutes were awkward, but once the kids were involved with the terrorist it became riveting and quite emotional.. You could really identify with the characters after that and became spellbound. I like that you never realize this is a Mormon community, but just a Christian community. Codos. This is a great story. Everyone should see this - especially those who have lost their faith in God. It will help restore it.

  • statman Lehi, UT
    June 6, 2015 10:27 p.m.

    The "other cities" do not have LDS populations that represent a particularly large percentage of the total population. But each of those metro areas NorCal, SoCal, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, DC, etc, have fairly large numbers of Mormons in absolute terms - tens of thousands in most of those areas, to hundreds of thousands in Northern and Southern California.

    In every major metro area I've lived in, except NYC (I've also lived in Charlotte, Atlanta, DFW, and Chicago), there is one or more Mormon" parts of town, where LDS Folks tend to gather because of their common core values that have them picking an area to live because of safety, schools, cost of housing, access to other Mormons/LDS meeting houses nearby, etc. in those areas, LDS folks DO make up sizable portions of the population. We lived in DFW, for 4 years while both of our older kids were in well entry school. Every year, our sons had at least three other LDS kids in their classes of roughly 22-25 kids per class. Our ward was about 2miles wide by 3 miles long. Very small for outside Utah. Mormons in these areas love being targeted for Mormon stuff. And they respond.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    June 6, 2015 3:47 p.m.

    It gets off to a lumpy start. Pacing is uneven. Editing could have been better. As a result, character development of the primary protagonists remain largely flat and undeveloped. I too thought I was going to be disappointed at first. But as it gathers steam the show carries several a powerful messages home. The entire audience sat in their seats through ALL closing credits.

  • UtahTroutStalker draper, UT
    June 5, 2015 7:55 p.m.

    Thank you T.C. for going the non-denomincational route.

    I have heard the story before from several LDS friends. Some really wanted to focus on the LDS angle, and make like that was the only reason the children were saved from the bomber. Kind of a turn off for someone with a different but similar faith.

    I can't wait to see it!
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    Dear DN - nothing inflammatory about my comments, they are on point. In fact I am agreeing with the film-maker as to why his choice to go non-denominational was a good one.

  • Julie gluten free mother SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 5, 2015 5:30 p.m.

    I saw this today, it was wonderful. for the first part I thought I was going to be disappointed but by the end I wanted to stand up and clap.