~Family Movie Night~
Football season is in full swing on the field and in theaters with this weeks feature film, 23 Blast, which also happens to be based on a true story. The real Travis Freeman went on to become a pastor (and making his cameo appearance in the movie as the preacher in the dream sequence). Sometimes in real life bad things happen to good people, and the underlying theme of this movie dives straight to the heart of that question.
Although most of us would want to know why something bad happens, the inspiration of the star player shows us how to forge ahead and choose to ask “What’s Next”! Don’t miss this great film teaching about real life lessons we can all benefit from young and old alike!
Check Out the Trailer Below…
23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight.
Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs.
We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
Bram Hoover, Toni Hoover
Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang