Written by Daniel Hazard
Docudrama explores inspiration behind C.S. Lewis' books
A one-hour docudrama, "C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia" — filmed in England and Northern Ireland where C.S. Lewis studied, lived and worked — will air at 8 p.m. (ET) on Friday, Dec. 9, on the Hallmark Channel.
The biography examines the life of the eclectic author who is the literary force behind Disney's newest blockbuster film, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," which opens the same day in theatres worldwide.
"‘C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia' explores the life of one of the greatest religious thinkers of the 20th century," says Betsy N. Brown of Faith and Values Media. "The program will delight fans of all ages of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,' both the novel and the feature fi lm, and offers viewers unfamiliar with C.S. Lewis an introduction to [his] immense influence on contemporary Christian thought."
Written and directed by Emmy-winner Norman Stone, "Beyond Narnia" premiered in July at the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute in Oxford and Cambridge, England.
The film is produced by Lightworks Producing Group in association with Windborne Productions for Faith & Values Media.
"C.S. Lewis has long been considered an important and slightly unusual figure in contemporary Christian thought and contemporary world literature," says Edward J. Murray of Faith & Values Media.
Faith & Values Media is a coalition of Jewish and Christian faith groups — including the UCC — that is dedicated to media production, distribution and promotion. Faith & Values' programming is available largely on the Hallmark Channel or online at faithstreams.com.
C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia
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