BJU cinema question?

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  1. Cindy

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    I read that a Bob Jones University film once won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. Does anyone know which film won, and when? I searched the web and couldn't find the info.
     
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    Never mind...I found it. I think it was "Wine of Morning," which was a fictional account of Barabbas. I remember seeing it when I was a young girl, so it has to be pretty old.
     
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    Ironically, Katherine Helmond, a regular on sitcom television, played the role of a harlot in the film.
     
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    Cindy, that film was old when I was young!
     
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    [​IMG] Yeah, I knew it had to be pretty old. I think I was really just a little girl when I saw it.

    My daughter told me she thought she read that a more recent BJU movie won a Cannes honor, but I can't find anything on that.

    My husband thinks it's ironic that Bob Jones is so separatist in every way, but that they would seek cinematic kudo's from something so worldly as Cannes. :rolleyes: However, back in the early 60's or late 50's, maybe Cannes wasn't so bad?

    The big Cannes honor this year went to a Michael Moore movie that slams President Bush bigtime. :mad:
     
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    "A Morning Wine" wasn't a winner at Cannes; it was the entry of the University Film Producers Association to represent the United States at the International Congress of Motion Picture and Television Schools, which was meeting in Cannes; it also meets other places and is essentially a contest for student films.
     
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    Ah! That clears it up.

    Here's what led me to believe it was a "winner":

    From a review of the book An Island in the Lake of Fire, by Mark Taylor Dalhouse:

    "Attuned to the ironies and contradictions of the Joneses' separatist enterprise, Dalhouse points to the high proportion of accounting and finance degrees awarded at BJU, the school's widely admired cinema department (which has a Cannes Film Festival award to its name) , and its nationally acclaimed Baroque and Renaissance art gallery."
     

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