The film version of Jack Weyland’s popular LDS novel Charly was first released in 2002. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, a new, revised version of Charly will be released again in theaters on August 10th.
Sponsored by the West Ridge Academy, the remastered release will feature all-new scenes filmed with the original cast to augment story elements in the original film.
Charly is one of the high points of LDS cinema, even 10 years later. Strong characters and a good sense of romance and drama make this a worthy adaptation of the source material, with extra points for discussing some difficult questions about the plan of salvation and life as a Latter-Day Saint. (My original review is here — I’ll post an update on the new re-release once the film hits theaters again.)