Area churches plan special screening of 'The 211 Home'
Daniel really doesn’t like his present in <i>The 211 Home</i>.

Area churches plan special screening of 'The 211 Home'

Forthcoming film features retired Brattleboro pastor in a major role

BRATTLEBORO — Special screenings of The 211 Home, a forthcoming film from New Shepherd Films in Oregon, will take place this month at two churches in the area.

Michael Gantt, the retired pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship, plays a starring role in the film as Nathan Caponi, a retired union truck driver who strikes up a friendship with a young teen who loves baseball but hates the gift he has received - a ragged, worn-out old glove from his grandfather.

“The personal interactions weave a beautiful tapestry of relationships, experiences, and intergenerational friendships,” Gantt said. “In the midst of this ongoing story, other stories are woven into the picture, creating a fascinating study of life and the characters that make it up."

He describes The 211 Home as “a film that everyone in the family can see together and has so many characters that everyone in the family can relate to. There is no profanity, no nudity, no sexual content - just fun that everyone can enjoy.”

The screenings take place at Agape Christian Fellowship, 30 Canal St., Brattleboro, on Sunday, Aug. 22 and at Grace Christian Fellowship, 81 Ashuelot St., Winchester, N.H. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Both screenings start at 6:30 p.m., and Gantt will be present.

Admission is free, but Gantt said he will “pass the hat” for donations to help defray the post-production costs of the film, which will be released “sometime this fall, just before Christmas.”

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