Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick are hosting a War Room watch party on Facebook Friday. The brothers hope the event will encourage fellow Christians amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During the live watch party, the Kendrick brothers will be commenting on the 2015 prayer-themed hit film War Room. The film reached No. 1 in the country during the second weekend of its release. Cast members will also be in attendance.
The watch party will begin at 8 p.m. ET Friday, May 8. It will air live on the War Room and Kendrick Brothers Facebook pages. The event is the perfect culmination of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
Although the watch party is free, participants will need a copy of the movie. Several retailers are offering discounted digital copies to rent ($2.99) or purchase ($4.99). Viewers may also use their own DVD copies.
Director Alex Kendrick said the watch party offers families a unique opportunity. It gives parents and children unique “behind-the-scenes” insights from the film’s cast and crew.
“One of our favorite things to do is to be able to watch a movie and share the Easter eggs in the scenes… and talk about how God showed up on the set,” Producer Stephen Kendrick said in a promotional video. “We’re going to enjoy time together, talk about the Lord, and we’re going to have a prayer time right at the end.”
Several cast members will be participating and commenting live, including Priscilla Shirer and T.C. Stallings. The cast is thrilled to be a part of such an encouraging and inspirational event.
“It’s gonna be a lot of fun putting the crew back together, and we’re looking forward to sharing it,” Stephen Kendrick said.
The War Room Watch Party is a fitting end to a week that culminated with the National Day of Prayer Thursday, led by President Donald Trump. The president began his proclamation, including a passage from 1 John.
“As one Nation under God, we share a legacy of faith that sustains and inspires us and a heritage of religious liberty. Today, we join together and lift up our hearts, remembering the words of 1 John 5:14 that tell us when ‘we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.'”
The president continued, “Even though we have been unable to gather together in fellowship with our church families, we are still connected through prayer and the calming reassurance that God will lead us through life’s many valleys.”
Alex Kendrick echoed the president’s call for the need of prayer saying, “Our hope is to greatly encourage people in these challenging times and remind them to go to God in prayer – knowing our world needs it so desperately.”