Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned In The News

When a small, independent love story opens up directly against a Hollywood blockbuster, it catches people's attention. Learn more about why OLD FASHIONED is taking on Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day weekend ...

OLD FASHIONED Wins Best Picture at 2015 ICVM Crown Awards
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Baptist Press feature on OLD FASHIONED.
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Catholic Match ran a review of OLD FASHIONED
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The Wanderer ran a review of the movie
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LifeSiteNews.com ran a story on "Fifty Shades of Grey" that discussed OLD FASHIONED.
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"Candles. Poetry. Respect for women. Courtship, not hookups or booty calls. Sounds pretty old fashioned, and that's precisely the point."
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"Will 'Old Fashioned' romance fly in 2015? USA Today suggests yes."
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"'I wanted to tell a love story that takes the idea of Godly romance seriously,' said Rik Swartzwelder, writer-director and lead actor."
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"The film is a sharp contrast from "Fifty Shades of Grey" which is also due in theaters on Valentine's Day. The primary difference between the two films lies in the God-honoring courtship found in 'Old Fashioned,' which attempts to bring chivalry back to life."
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"'I'm a huge cinema buff and I see all kinds of movies but I had never seen a film that reflected my dating life,' he says. That inspired him to create something that would."
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"Freestyle co-president Mark Borde says the film specifically targets the 'underserved' Christian-singles community. 'Chivalry makes a comeback,' reads the film's tagline."
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"Hollywood is betting that the release of 50 Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of the sexually tawdry book of the same name, will be a hit with movie-going couples on Valentine's Day weekend. One indie film begs to differ."
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"'Opening the same weekend as Fifty Shades, there's definitely a David v. Goliath comparison," Swartzwelder said."
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"The story is more drawn from my own experiences as a single adult. I know a lot of amazing single adults in their late 20s and early 30s, and we're all trying to meet someone and find a life partner, but to do it in a way that is God-honoring. I just didn't see any movies out there that matched how difficult it is in our world to find that person in a God-honoring way."
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"We don't have any rose-colored glasses. We know Fifty Shades is a juggernaut. But as long as we can push the cultural discussion about what intimacy can look like, if we can speak healing or encouragement to some folks who need it, then the gamble is worth it. Of course we'd love to have a box office hit, but mostly we're hoping to have a cultural impact."
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"'[The story], without apology, explores the possibility of a higher standard in relationships; yet, is also fully aware of just how fragile we all are and doesn't seek to heap guilt upon those of us that have made mistakes,' he explains."
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"The film, starring Rik Swartzwelder (who also wrote and directed the film) and Elizabeth Ann Roberts, revolves around a former frat boy and a free-spirited woman who find love together-you guessed it, the old fashioned way."
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"There's a faith-based film about 'old-fashioned courtship' hitting theaters on the exact same day as the sinful, S&M-filled adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey."
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"One is a modestly budgeted indie flick that seeks to make room for godly romance in contemporary America. The other is a multimillion-dollar studio film based on a best-selling erotica novel ... "
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"Plus, choosing sides can have a powerful psychological effect, and Swartzwelder has effectively thrown the challenge down in a way that tacitly paints people who go to his movie as being one way and those who pick Goliath as being another."
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