A gentleman sat down beside me as the room was filling up for another sold-out showing of the film. He said, “I’m glad to be here, but I’m not really looking forward to seeing this.” We both chuckled.
It was a mixed crowd. All adults, a little anxious and anticipatory, calmly and quietly filed in, knowing what to expect and perhaps steeling themselves for an awkward emotional ride.
Sound of Freedom presented an incredibly difficult topic in a respectful and meaningful way. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy with what they’d produced. It’s an important piece of art and a powerful story. A real story. Something that represents this time, this generation, and an opportunity for those of us who are now awake and aware of this situation to put our energies into rectifying this horror.
I turned off my phone as the pre-roll came on. There was a clip about how the theater had been saved by the local community. It was a touching story, and it’s great to know that there are so many people out there who care about preserving something critical and essential to the arts community. Especially so they can show films like this one — sold-out show after sold-out show, having to extend the performances for three more days at least. Maybe all those souls who come to see this film will be spurred into action, inspired to do something, inspired to talk about it, and inspired to build this ripple into a wave.
It’s interesting to see some of the developments on social media and how some “truthers” are trying to make waves of their own by saying how this is just another psyop and that this film is going to create more pedophiles and more human trafficking problems. I think that’s a very strange position to take.
I’ve watched dozens of hours of interviews with Tim Ballard and Jim Caviezel, with Tony Robbins, with the producers of the film, and with those at Angel Studios who’ve backed this film to distribute it into the world. I can’t say I know these people intimately, but their quality of character seems to be genuine. They seem to be the real deal.
And if they are doing something nefarious, they will be found out.
But for now, let’s amplify the light.