Yet another movie was recently released in theaters, Where Hope Grows. This movie is making history by being the first American film to feature an actor with Down syndrome in the leading role. The synopsis for this film says:
"Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.
Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder as he begins to experience the world through Produce’s eyes. Faith, work, purpose and most importantly family, blossom into Calvin’s life as their friendship develops. The unlikely pair becomes intertwined giving Calvin’s life new meaning and purpose, but unfortunately leads to tragedy due to single decision echoed from Calvin’s past.
Where Hope Grows is a story of finding redemption through faith, hope and love."
You can find out more about this film on their website at www.wherehopegrowsmovie.com. You can also visit this link to see where this movie is playing in theaters near you. If you do get the opportunity to see it, be sure to let us now what you thought of it in the comments!