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Stamford's Avon Theatre Presents 'The Armor of Light'

The Avon Theatre will screen Abigail Disney's documentary "The Armor of Light" March 9.
The Avon Theatre will screen Abigail Disney's documentary "The Armor of Light" March 9. Photo Credit: Twitter

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre in Stamford will screen the documentary "The Armor of Light" Wednesday, March 9.

Abigail Disney’s directorial debut, The Armor of Light, follows the journey of an evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America.

The film tracks the Rev. Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life.

Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his longtime friends and colleagues, who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue. Along the way, he meets Lucy McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, an unarmed teenager who was killed in Florida and whose story has cast a spotlight on “Stand Your Ground” laws.

The "Armor of Light" follows these unlikely allies through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens.

The film is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture, and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground.

The film is rate PG-13, and its running time is 88 minute. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche, free; nonmembers, $12; members, $;7; students/seniors, $9. Click here to purchase tickets.

For additional information, call the theater at (203) 967-3660.

The Avon Theatre is at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

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