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The NHCLC was given a private screening of “The HELP” on Monday, August 8, and after reviewing the movie would like to endorse and encourage our NHCLC churches and families to go to the theaters for the OPENING WEEKEND of “The HELP” and enjoy a date night or a fun family moment as the summer comes to a close. When we, as believers, show up on the opening weekend of a strong, excellent, “family-friendly” movie such as “The HELP” it gives HOLLYWOOD a strong signal that this is what is going to sell which in turn encourages Hollywood to make more “family-friendly” movies. Let’s support The HELP this weekend! When “The Help” opens in theaters on August 10, 2011, the audience will be treated to a moving story of hope and courage, laced throughout with large doses of humor. Director Taylor sums up his hopes for the film’s impact on the audience: “I hope it will make people stop and consider their past and start sharing their own personal stories about what someone meant to them. It’s honoring these people, past and present, because these characters are heard and seen in this movie and that serves as a touchstone for remembrance and tribute for the people watching the movie.” From DreamWorks Pictures comes the inspiring and poignant drama, “The Help.” Based on the critically acclaimed, No. 1 New York Times best-selling debut novel by Kathryn Stockett, “The Help” boasts an illustrious ensemble cast, including, in alphabetical order, Jessica ssica Chastain, Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emmy® Award winner Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Oscar® winner Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Academy Award® nominee Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel. The film is written for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor, with Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan producing. Set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, “The Help” chronicles the relationship between three different and extraordinary women who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. A remarkable sisterhood emerges from their improbable alliance, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face to face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with humor, hope and heart, “The Help” is a timeless and universal

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