Baylor Honors College and Spiritual Life Will Present Screening of "Heaven's Rain"Nov. 11, 2011
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The Baylor University Honors College and the department of spiritual life will host a screening of "Heaven's Rain," co-written by Baylor alumnus Brooks Douglass, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2010 film chronicles the true story of Douglass, who, as a child, survived a violent crime that gravely wounded him and his sister and claimed his parent's lives in 1979. Douglass (Mike Vogel) and his sister, Leslie (Taryn Manning), are forced to move on from their past amidst a legal system created to protect the accused. In moving towards forgiveness, Douglass goes on to become an Oklahoma State senator and authors groundbreaking victims' rights legislation.
Through the use of flashbacks, "Heaven's Rain" shows the violent tragedy that took the lives of Richard and Marilyn Douglass and injured Douglass and his sister. The film is rated R due to some disturbing content.
Following the screening, Douglass, who plays his father in the film, will be available for questions and discussion.
After graduating from Baylor in 1985, Douglass earned his law degree and master's degree of business administration from Oklahoma City University. At 27, he became the youngest state senator ever elected in Oklahoma. In 2002, he retired from the senate and went back to school, receiving a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Today, Douglass focuses on acting, writing and producing. He lives with his wife and two children in the Los Angeles area.
by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805