For the past few years, local filmmaker Nicole Teeny has been working with a stellar team to direct and produce a feature-length documentary film titled Bible Quiz. This Sunday she will host a public screening of the film at the Washington State History Museum, followed by Q&A and an opportunity for the audience to give feedback on the work in progress.
What: Screening of Bible Quiz, a documentary film
Where: Washington State History Museum Auditorium, 1911 Pacific Avenue
When: Sunday, November 25, 1 – 3 pm
This documentary was funded in part through the Tacoma Arts Commission’s Art Projects funding program.
About the documentary
From the Bible Quiz website:
Seventeen year-old Mikayla Irle can recite the entire book of Ephesians from the Bible in under 10 minutes. And she’s not the only one; thousands of other teens across the United States compete in the evangelical sport of Bible Quiz. The documentary Bible Quiz follows Mikayla, her quiz captain JP O’Connor and the Life Center Quiz Team as they memorize and recite books of the Bible on their quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
JP was second in the nation last year and now in his final year he wants to be the best—and no one wants him to win more than Mikayla does. She is amazed that JP and the team seem to genuinely care about her— something she lacks in her outsider family. Liberal and dysfunctional, her family does not fit in with conservative Bible Quiz nor do they like her participating. But searching for identity, Mikayla hopes that if she can help the team win, JP will be her friend…or perhaps something more.
Reaching their goals though is harder than they imagined. When they struggle to find a third player and the game format changes suddenly their victory is threatened. With more competition than ever this year, the championship is up for grabs and everything is on the line.
Bible Quiz challenges stereotypes and portrays an even-handed look at religion in these teen’s lives as they explore faith, identity, sexuality and competition at one of the most unique summits in evangelical America today.
Visit the film’s website for more information.