CMC #110 – “Beyond the Farthest Star” in West Monroe

Posted by on in Podcast, Podcast


Christian Movie Connect had a unique connection to the recent screening of “Beyond the Farthest Star” in West Monroe, LA. CMC founder and host, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, was the “Theater Captain” responsible for this special one night event at her local cinema. Writer/Director Andrew Librizzi & Executive Producer Benjamin Dane came in from Dallas to join her at the Tinseltown 17, making this an extra special premier and the perfect opportunity for Christian Movie Connect to be in a unique position to be a part of the action. Librizzi & Dane brought along the Kinkade painting inspired by the film, movie posters they autographed and spent time chatting with audience members.

“Star” is about a twist of fate that brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to either regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Is Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally-syndicated TV Evangelist, willing to lay down his opportunity at “celebrity” and, even his own life, in order to become something even greater… a loving husband and father? “Beyond The Farthest Star” cast includes Renee O’Connor (“Xena”, “Ark”), Todd Terry (“Breaking Bad”, “Arlington Road”), Barry Corbin (“No Country for Old Men”, “War Games”), William McNamara (“Copycat”, “Chasers”), Andrew Prine (“The Miracle Worker”, “Gettysburg”) and Cherami Leigh (“Temple Grandlin”, “Fairy Tails”).

“Beyond the Farthest Star” is one of the many independent films using Gathr, a full-service film distribution company that specializes in Theatrical On Demand℠ distribution (aka TOD℠), a groundbreaking platform enabling fans to bring films that are not in wide distribution to a local theater.
Many independent films have a core fan base wanting to experience the movie with family and friends on a big screen , so TOD brings the film to the fans. To find out how to bring a screening to your theater, go to