Two films promoting radically different views on love and romance will go head to head this Valentine’s Day in theaters nationwide.
Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the book by the same name, tells the story of a naive literature student who becomes sexually involved with a wealthy businessman who only knows how to relate to women through control and manipulation. Though extremely uncomfortable with his particular tastes, her desire for him compels her to consider bending to his will.
The other film, Old Fashioned, follows a man who feels the best way to honor God in love and romance is through mutual respect. He meets a free-spirited, restless young woman who doesn’t understand his old fashioned ways but is strangely drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas.
Produced by Christian filmmakers Nathan Nazario and Rik Swartzwelder, with help from Southern Adventist University’s School of Visual Arts and Design, Old Fashioned hopes to resonate not only with a Christian audience but with a culture beyond the church walls that still believes in treating one another with kindness and patience. “The film’s not about pointing the finger at Hollywood and cursing the darkness,” said Nazario in an article from the January 2015 issue of Adventist World. “We always wanted to hold it up as a light.”
For more information about Old Fashioned, or to find out if it will be playing in a theater near you, visit oldfashionedmovie.com.