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Sidewalk Singer

When faith takes root, life blossoms. Kris Kivi is an everyday man who has lost his family to a tragic accident and his job to the recession. Forced to play his guitar on the streets for donations, Kris must overcome harassment from a small town gang as well as prejudice from members of a local church.

  • Item 501559D
  • Region: All
  • Media Type: DVD
  • Running Time: 103 min.

Alternate formats: Digital Video - $7.99

Retail: $19.99
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Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay

    Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival 2013

  • Best Soundtrack

    Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival 2013

Description

From the writer of two nationally published novels, A Choice to Cherish and Written on Her Heart, comes an inspirational, church-produced drama about Kris Kivi, an everyday man who has lost his family to a tragic accident and his job to the recession. Forced to play his guitar on the streets for donations, Kris must overcome harassment from a small town gang as well as prejudice from members of a local church. Written by novelist and pastor Alan Maki and directed by New York International Film Festival winner Jeff Thomas, Sidewalk Singer is an uplifting slice-of-life film about overcoming hardship through the strength of faith. Featuring performances by Jason Carter (Babylon 5) and Joshua Haze (Days of Our Lives) and original songs by Maki and Kent Marcum. Widescreen

“Inspiring...remarkable...This movie is a triumph! Five Doves all the way! It is that good.” ~ The Dove Foundation

Bonus: Soundtracks of 14 original songs

Editorial Reviews

Absolutely LOVED the pastor in this film, exactly what I see as a great Pastor, revealing true Christianity in his character. The best part of this movie for me was Chris’ speech at the church meeting. Fantastic!

This is a movie about a singer, so there is a LOT of singing in this movie. If you like singing, you’ll really like this one.

Also, if you are a cat lover, you’ll love Mocha, who is a big part of Chris’ life.

One thing that really stood out to me was Chris being able to sing after a real tragedy in his life. We need to remember that everyone we meet is going through some sort of trouble or suffering. That is why we need to be merciful and compassionate with everyone we meet. We ALL have a story

End it all or begin again? That's the central question running throughout this Christian musical drama centering on Kris Kivi (Alan Maki), a 59-year-old man earning a living as a guitar-playing busker after his wife and children are killed in a car accident (that he survived) and he loses his job to the recession. Written by novelist, pastor, and lead actor Maki, and directed by Jeff Thomas, the story finds Kivi walking a narrow line of faith in the face of strong doubt, given what has befallen him. In addition to being harassed by a street gang, Kivi faces prejudice from local church members after a young minister (Joshua Haze) befriends him and invites him to sing for the congregation. Repentance and redemption will eventually win out, but far from offering a glossy view of the struggles of faith, this movie unflinchingly looks at the effort it takes to reach a point where belief can transcend the sometimes inexplicable tribulations of human existance. An authentic and honest film that focuses on grace and forgiveness in the face of weakness, injustice, and random (but devastating) events, this is recommended.

Customer Reviews

- Very Real and Moving

The reviewer at The Dove Foundation said this movie was the most realistic ever! And it is!

- I Love Sidewalk Singer! It's A Great Christian Family Film!

I am extremely blessed to be the son of Alan Maki. Not only did he make this wonderful film that I know will reach thousands, he has been a pastor for over 25 years and is a complete servant and messenger of the Lord. God blessed Alan with a vision when he wrote the script and the music for "Sidewalk Singer." Many church members and residents of his town got involved and it all came together wonderfully. I pray this film reaches the masses and brings many to the Lord. It is an uplifting family film that deserves to be watched. It is very inspiring!

- Wow, Excellent Bonus CD

This film "Sidewalk Singer" comes with a studio album soundtrack of the original songs from the movie. I was not expecting such a bonus feature, and these songs alone made this an excellent choice for me! I found the movie to be very inspirational and uplifting as well. Great songs Alan Maki, thanks for blessing me.

- Sidewalk Singer

Excellent movie and soundtrack!

- Sidewalk Singer

I found this film to be honest and uplifting! I really enjoyed Alan Maki and was thrilled when we at Vision Video decided to carry this title!

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