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Saturday, August 30 • 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Fight Church

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FIGHT CHURCH is a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts. The film follows several pastors and fighters in a quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that some consider violent and barbaric. Faith is tried and questions are raised. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face? 
The film is being directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Daniel Junge and his directing partner, Bryan Storkel. It is being produced by award-winning producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKehleer. 
Our goal is to tell this entertaining story in a completely objective tone, and to let the story speak for itself. Like the Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp, the film will present these incredibly provocative characters in an objective and often sympathetic light. 
We will ask the audience to come to their own conclusions about the connections between religion and condoned violence, as well as explore the growing mainstreaming of MMA in the US, and discuss Christianity in our post-modern society.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAz2jUOmGlc

SUBJECT OF FILM: Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts
DIRECTOR: Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkel
PRODUCERS: Manoj Chacko, Davis Coombe, Shreehari Desikan, Greg Emerson, Ildiko Ferenczi, Eben Kostbar, Alex Kruz, Chris LeSchack, Dave MacLean, Joseph McKelheer, Drew Plotkin, Paul Proctor, Amy Storkel, Alyson Winick
COMPOSER: John Jennings Boyd

Directors
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Daniel Junge

Director, Junge Film
Daniel Junge is an Oscar-winning (and 2-time nominated) documentary filmmaker.  | | Junge was born and raised in Wyoming and graduated from Colorado College and attended NYU Film School. | | His first documentary feature, CHIEFS, won best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast on PBS.  | | Since that time, Junge has directed over a dozen feature and short films which have broadcast on HBO, BBC, PBS and over 50 other... Read More →
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Bryan Storkel

Director
Bryan Storkel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who loves quirky characters and is fascinated by religious topics. Storkel's directorial debut, HOLY ROLLERS: The True Story of Card Counting Christians played at over 40 festivals and won 10 Best Documentary Awards. | | Storkel has also edited several other documentaries, including THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY, which premiered at Sundance this year. Bryan was born and raised in Seattle, WA... Read More →



Saturday August 30, 2014 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon

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