about the film
St. Francis is one of the most loved saints in all the world, but do we really know him? Cities, schools, hospitals, and churches around the globe are dedicated to him, but why? He can be found in gardens across the country, but he must be more than just a birdbath.
Francis is known as a lover of peace and of nature, and this is true. But he also went against all social norms. All that the world said would lead to happiness, he abandoned for something else, something more. To the world, he first appeared a fool. He was an outsider, hated and ridiculed by even the people who were supposed to love him the most. Yet, thousands followed him. Why?
Francis was a sinner and a saint who was on a lifelong journey animated by grace. He was a real person with real struggles, temptations, and doubts. He was a disciple, perhaps, the greatest disciple.
When all the world saw him as a fool, he stood as a sign of contradiction.
This film is about presenting a real person, not just some characterization of an animal loving Saint from a distant time. Francis is a person who, like us, searched for purpose and meaning and was often times left empty. It wasn’t until he encountered Christ that darkness and confusion were replaced with light and peace.
Our goal is for those who watch the film to be inspired by the life of St. Francis and desire to live for God as he did, as a Sign of Contradiction.
Ultimately, this film is about conversion, his and ours!
Book a Screening EVEnt
Bring Sign of Contradiction to you! Host a public screening event for your community. Gather people in the broader community together and bring St. Francis and the Gospel alive. We believe those who participate will be blessed. With a community screening package you receive access to our team and marketing resources to help put on a high quality and successful event.
Help us reach more people and inspire them to LIVE PENANCE as St. Francis did.
Cost of screening is based on audience size. Click the button below to select audience size and see the cost. Theater screenings will be handled through TUGG, our theater brokering partner.
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Purchase the Film
Purchase the film for in home and small group use. There is also a beautiful coffee table book with images from our time in Italy, an original short biography of St. Francis, and various articles from others who have experienced this great saint.
*If you would like to host a community screening event to help inspire others in the broader community to live as St. Francis, please use one of the forms above.