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A film about a woman who has encountered the life of the ancient Christian faith amid a culture in conflict. Read more

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A film about a woman who has encountered the life of the ancient Christian faith amid a culture in conflict.

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ABOUT OUR PROJECT

A self described "women's libber" and "mother-earth hippie" turned pro-life activist and Orthodox Christian, Frederica Mathewes-Green has become an accomplished author, speaker, and commentator on numerous topics from pop-culture to ancient Christian spirituality. With over 700 interviews, 9 books and hundreds of published articles, Frederica has become a nationally recognized voice for the unborn and one of the most widely recognized women in the relatively small community of Eastern Orthodox Christians in the United States. This film will document her life and work as we follow her on speaking engagements throughout the county.

Here are the locations that we have confirmed so far:

We have already shot at these locations, stay tuned for some exclusive clips from the film:

The March for Life - Washington, DC

Videographer Stephen Diaz (Left), Frederica (Center), Producer John Gleason (Right) at the March for Life on Jan. 22.
Videographer Stephen Diaz (Left), Frederica (Center), Producer John Gleason (Right) at the March for Life on Jan. 22.

St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary - Yonkers, NY

We filmed an informal gathering with students, faculty, and staff the night before the March for Life.
We filmed an informal gathering with students, faculty, and staff the night before the March for Life.

Biola University - La Mirada, CA

Frederica and Martha Sears
Frederica and Martha Sears

Frederica spoke at the #MINDYOURHEART conference hosted by the Center For Christian Thought at Biola University. The topic was: Christian Spirituality, Mental Health, and Human Flourishing in Psychological Perspective. She also met with long-time friend and author Martha Sears.

Upcoming locations:

First Things Editorial Offices (w/ Eric Metaxas) - New York, NY

New York Times #1 Best Selling Author Eric Metaxas
New York Times #1 Best Selling Author Eric Metaxas

Recovering Feminist, Discovering Faith: And evening with Frederica Mathewes-Green and Eric Metaxas.

Join Eric Metaxas and Frederica in a casual conversation on the topics that interest them most. The event will be held at the First Things editorial offices in New York City at 6:00pm. Space is limited.

Following the event there will be a private reception at a nearby restaurant called Hardings. You can join Frederica and Eric for a donation of $150.

The Mathewes-Green Home - Baltimore, MD

We will join Frederica through the last days of Lent leading to Pascha (Easter).

Rod Dreher -TBD

Rod (Left) Frederica (Center) Terry Mattingly (Right)
Rod (Left) Frederica (Center) Terry Mattingly (Right)

Rod Dreher (author/senior editor at The American Conservative) and Frederica have been friends since the mid 1990's. A date and location is still to be determined.

... and more to come!

We are happy to be collaborating on this project with Movie to Movement. Click here to learn more.
We are happy to be collaborating on this project with Movie to Movement. Click here to learn more.
Click here to listen to John Maddex interview Frederica about the film.
Click here to listen to John Maddex interview Frederica about the film.
            

Basilica Productions is teaming up with Movie to Movement to support the production and promotion of this film. Click here to learn more.

ABOUT REAL CHOICES

 “No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice-cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green cuts through the traditional abortion rhetoric by looking at why women turn to abortion, and explore compassionate, life-affirming, hopeful solutions to the problems women in unplanned pregnancies actually face.

As a pro‑choice activist concerned with getting at the root of why so many women choose abortion, I could only wish that her approach would be the one adopted by the pro‑life movement in general. She is one of the most elegant prose stylists writing today on pressing cultural issues.”

— Naomi Wolf, Author and Feminist Theorist

This is a realistic portrayal of what abortion has wrought and what can be done about it, with evident respect for women and for the fragility of human life.”

­­­— Helen Alvare, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities National Conference of Catholic Bishops

“Moving beyond the political battles, Frederica Mathewes-Green leads her readers to understand the meaning of abortion in the lives of women.

— Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Eleanore Raoul Professor of the Humanities, Emory University

Concerning Speaking Engagements

Upon donation you will be contacted about the conditions necessary for a live event at your location. 

Risks and challenges

The purpose of this project is not to make money, but to educate and inspire important conversations. The greatest risk is to fail to tell this story accurately, and in a way that will leave the viewer unmoved. We will meet this challenge by surrounding ourselves with talented filmmakers and storytellers.

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    Private reception with Frederica, Eric Metaxas, and the First Things editorial staff after the event on March 4th (see project description) in New York City. The reception will be held at a restaurant across the street from the First Things offices in Manhattan.

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    A 20 minute Skype conversation with Frederica.

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    Appear in the film. Our film crew will travel to your school, church, or other location where Frederica will give a talk on the topic of your choice. (Subject to conditions)

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