Skip to comments.Life Fest to Honor Martin Sheen with 2012 Spirit of Life Award
Posted on 04/22/2012 1:17:29 AM PDT by restorecivilsociety
The Way Nominated for Best Film at 2nd Annual Film Festival
LOS ANGELES Today, organizers of the Life Fest Film Festival, the premiere showcase for films that honor the value of human life and the unique importance of each life, announced that actor/producer Martin Sheen will receive the 2012 Spirit of Life Award. Now in its second year, the Festival will be held May 5-6, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Martin Sheen has been outspoken in his opposition to legalizing assisted suicide, a form of voluntary euthanasia, and in his opposition to abortion, said Brian Johnston, director of the Life Fest Film Festival. Life Fest seeks to affirm those stories and story tellers that reflect the unique value of the human experience and of each human life. Life Fest provides a forum to films that highlight a simple yet profound message: every life matters. Martin Sheens willingness to go against the zeitgeist and speak out for the value of each innocent life, is both brave and honorable.
In a July 2003, interview with The Progressive, Sheen stated: As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who dont always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of Gods presence in my children, so Im inclined to be against abortion of any life I dont think abortion is a good idea. In 2008, Sheen served as a spokesman for Washington states Coalition Against Assisted Suicide. In an ad campaign against Initiative 1000, which legalized assisted suicide in the state, Sheen observed, People who are ill need real medical care and compassion, not lethal drugs.
In addition to the Spirit of Life Award, Sheens most recent film, The Way, in which he co-starred with his son and the films director, Emilio Estevez, has been nominated for Best Film. According to the films website: THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage The Way of St. James to honor his sons desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesnt plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along The Way, Tom discovers the difference between the life we live and the life we choose.
Life Fest recognizes that entertainment professionals actors, directors, writers, and producers alike have a unique voice and powerful tools at their disposal, Johnston added. We want to encourage them to follow Martin Sheens example by telling compelling stories that highlight the intrinsic value of life.
Life Fest Director Brian Johnston and Publicist Derrick Jones are available for interviews about Life Fest Film Festival. To arrange an interview, contact Derrick Jones at (323) 393-0674 or email email@example.com. Members of the press are also welcome to cover the Festival. For a complete schedule of events and to register for credentials, please contact Derrick Jones.
About Life Fest Film Festival: Now in its second year, the Life Fest Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life. Last years participants included Lamplight Entertainment director Jonathan Flora and his wife, actress Deborah Flora, actor/producer Clint Howard, actor Charlie Holliday, and actress Mell Flynn. The Life Fest Film Festival will take place May 5-6, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To attend Life Fest follow this link lifefilmfest.eventbrite.com
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I believe I may have to elevate my opinion of Mr. Sheen somewhat...
...once I recover from the shock!
Is that photo from a movie?
California Kid, if I remember correctly.
I cant’ understand why he can be pro-life and support all the other leftist agenda including the candidates that are thoroughly pro-abortion. He’s either a cafeteria Catholic and picks and chooses what be believes or he plays the hypocrisy game in order to keep employed in Hollywierd. Wither way, he’ll have some explainin’ to do on judgement day.
I am pleasantly surprised. I always enjoyed Sheen’s acting, if not his politics.
I wish him the best in straightening out his drug-crazed son.
NO NO NO a thousand times no. Sheen is still a total libtard Obama supporting jackass, and I totally disagree with him (and some of you) on the assisted suicide issue. Talk to someone suffering from ALS or certain other HORRIBLE diseases. They have every right to decide when they’re done suffering/fighting. Thanks to idiots like Sheen thinking they have a right to make decisions for others, my dad had to take a much less dignified path to end his own suffering. To make matters even worse, he knew he couldn’t tell any of us, so no time for goodbyes.
Shame on everyone out there who assumes the right to decide personal issues for others, whether it’s time to die or whether or not we can salt our food. I hope you never face anything as horrible as ALS, but it’s easy to judge when it’s not YOU losing more of your independence each day, unable to swallow food, or take a decent breath of air. /end rant
Vic Morrow .... Combat! This show kept me glued to the TV screen as a child.
Martin Sheen: Unrepentant Democratic Party voter and supporter. Votes and party support mean something and his make him a walking contradiction. Its like being a Nazi, but pro-life. Leni Riefenstahl-ish. When our era passes, people will wonder how anyone could be a ‘Democrat’.
I submit that the tragic loss of your father, and the resulting grief you have no doubt suffered, renders your objectivity moot.
If/when you or someone you love is diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s, we’ll talk more.