“1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture” Comes Home; Film Available in Limited Holiday Virtual Theatrical Release from December 22 to January 14

Author: Newsroom

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 – Following its theatrical Oscar qualifying run in New York, Los Angeles and London, 1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED CULTURE will be available for purchase in a Limited Holiday Virtual Theatrical release from December 22nd, 2023 to January 14th, 2024 for $12.95 on 1946themovie.com 

“A little over one month ago my feature documentary “1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture” premiered in NYC at Doc NYC. It was magical and the event teemed with excitement and anticipation for what the future would bring. Our film spent the next year touring the world, playing to packed houses, receiving standing ovations, and connecting to people’s hearts and minds” said director Sharon “Rocky” Roggio. “Online, those who could not be physically present at a festival or during theatrical runs in New York, Los Angeles and London continually queried as to when the film would be available for them to see. Not only did they want to see the work, but to share it with friends, family and loved ones…  and it is with immense joy that I can say, we are answering the call this holiday season. It’s time for the film to be shared with anyone and everyone who needs it, and I could not be more happy to do so with this limited holiday virtual theatrical release.”

In 1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED CULTURE, Sharon “Rocky” Roggio combines personal experiences with thrilling historical exploration to uncover one of the greatest mysteries of our time, forever shifting our understanding of the Bible. The documentary follows the story of tireless researchers, Kathy Baldock and Ed Oxford, who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation in the biblical text. They find that the Revised Standard Version, published in 1946 was the first time the word “homosexual” appeared in any Bible, in any translation. The documentary also chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ bias.  

Besides Roggio, the film also includes expert interfaith testimony from Reverend Dr. Cheryl Anderson (Professor Emer. of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary), Rabbi Steve Greenberg (Orthodox Rabbi), Reverend Dr. Angela Parker (Asst. Professor of New Testament Greek, Mercer University), Dr. Trevor W. Thompson (New Testament Greek Scholar), and Dr. David Potter (Professor of Greek and Roman History, University of Michigan). Roggio also served as a producer alongside Jena Serbu. Executive Producers include Todd and Teresa Silver, Daniel Karslake, Jun and Drew Young, and Sabrina Merage Naim. Grammy nominee Mary Lambert (‘Same Love’) composed the score for the film. 

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture received 20 awards including the Audience Award at the 2022 DOC NYC Film Festival and The Cleveland International Film Festival, Best of Fest at the 2023 edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2023 Hot Spring Docs Audience Award, and 2023 OUTfest LA’s Audience Award for Best Documentary.

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