MOUNT VERNON — The film “Yellow Roses” will be presented at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7:15 p.m. Directly following the film, a concert will be given by “Clay” featuring original music written specifically for the project, and some songs appear as music videos on screen, including the title song, “Yellow Roses” by Liz Fronduti. She and her husband, Josh Fronduti, combined to form the duo.
The film reveals the struggle of coping with the pressures from peers and culture as a girl seeks her own identity. The topic of sexuality in a society that does not put a high value on sexual integrity is addressed. Girls and young women from across the nation tell of their successes and failures in dealing with this challenge. Young women from MVNU also appear in the film. “Yellow Roses” examines the influence that culture, technology, and peer pressure have on young females as they shape their values and behaviors. Sexual abuse, the consequences of promiscuity, and recognizing true love are also treated in a sensitive and hopeful way.
Steve Feazel, a Knox County resident, is producer of the film which has won the Redemptive Storyteller Award at the Redemptive Film Festival held this past November at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. The film will be shown by The Salvation Army to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City on March 3.
The event is sponsored by Knox Network of Christian Ministries and the MVNU Chaplain’s Office, and is endorsed by Focus on the Family, The American Family Association, Concerned Women of America, and Care Net of Mount Vernon. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken at the event, all proceeds go to Care Net of Mount Vernon.
Published on February 12, 2011