by Robert Bell
'PREGNANT BY THE PASTOR: THE AFTERMATH'
Various times, prices and venues.
You'll recall that nearly two years ago, we witnessed the premiere of the film "Pregnant by the Pastor," from author and filmmaker SaTonya Ford. The film, shot in Central Arkansas, was "a story of betrayal, deceit and sin," and how "one man's faith gets twisted and leads him down a path of confusion and unrighteousness." See, it turns out that Pastor Norman was maybe tending some of the members of the flock a little too closely, if you catch my drift. Or as the first film put it, "We've got a player in the pulpit."
As with the original, the sequel is filled with drama and intrigue, as private investigators and other concerned parties try to get to the bottom of the situation. But don't come to the film with a judgmental attitude. Remember: we all have our weaknesses.
This weekend is packed with events centering around the film. On Friday, you can mingle with the creators at the red-carpet premiere at the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree. It's from 7 p.m. to midnight and it's $20 for singles or $35 for couples. Then on Saturday, there'll be a live taping of The SaTonya Ford Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. She'll interview a number of people about their personal travails and the importance of their faith. Then there'll be screenings of "Pregnant by the Pastor: The Aftermath" at 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets at $10.