New silent movie to screen at Palace Theater

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:23 PM

The Good Book, a first faith-based silent feature to be produced since sound was added to film, will screen at The Palace Theater in Gallatin on May 4 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Good Book is the story of a small Bible that is passed along to 14 strangers, impacting the lives of seven of those individuals. The entire story is told without dialogue, just dramatic action and a dynamic soundtrack.

The Good Book movie was filmed in Springfield and Destin, Fla. It includes a cast of 200, including many Middle Tennessee actors. 

It stars Hollywood actress Jenn Gotzon, best known for her role as Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard’s 2009 Academy Award-nominated film Frost/Nixon. Other actors include Apolonia Davalos (The Perfect Wedding) B.K. Bomar, Amanda Pentecost (Unconditional), Evan Fielding, Rebecca Lines (11 Seconds), Josh Childs (Blue Like Jazz) and A. Michelle Harleson (Olympus Has Fallen). 

The Good Book movie is the fifth feature by Springfield filmmakers Fred and Sharon Wilharm. Previous movies include Class of ’91 and Flowers for Fannie.

“We felt the Palace Theater was the perfect venue for The Good Book because it is the oldest silent movie theater still standing in its original location in the state of Tennessee,” said producer Fred Wilharm.

“How perfect to have a new silent movie to screen in a historic silent movie theater,” said Sharon Wilharm, the film’s writer and director.

The Good Book held its red carpet world premiere last month in Springfield.

Since then, it has received rave reviews, including Dove Foundation’s highest rating of five stars. In addition to the Palace screening, the movie will be showing at the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vt. on April 18, Holywood Christian Film Festival of New York at the Marriott of Brooklyn on April 25-26, and at Village Baptist Church in Destin, Fla. on May 18.

During the summer, churches and independent theaters across the country plan to hold additional screenings. The movie will be released to DVD and be available in stores in late September.

For more information, visit goodbookmovie.com.

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