“Ragamuffin” Florida Premiere Hosted by SCF Film Club Feb. 6
(Bradenton, Fla., February 6, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Film Club will sponsor the Florida premiere of a new film, "Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins," co-produced by SCF alumnus Ryan Bodie, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. A preview performance is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Starring Michael Koch as Rich Mullins and produced by Color Green Films in association with Ryan Bodie Films, "Ragamuffin" is the untold story of Christian musician Rich Mullins who walked away from his fame and fortune to live on a Navajo reservation and teach children music. The film captures Mullins' journey from his emotionally damaging relationship with his father to his struggle with alcohol and drug addiction that plagued him until his untimely death in 1997.
Bodie, co-producer and cinematographer of "Ragamuffin," said, "At the height of his career, Rich Mullins broke ground on contemporary music in the church and attracted a large audience that still enjoys his music today. His bold, unconventional approach to living out his faith in the face of his personal struggles makes his story worth telling."
Mullins' music was lauded by best-selling artists, including Amy Grant who said, "He was captivating...the music was so full of emotion."
Bodie, owner of Ryan Bodie Films and producer at Studio 26 Productions in Bradenton, is a strong supporter of the SCF Film Program. He graduated from SCF, then Manatee Community College, with an Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in film. While at SCF, he took classes under Del Jacobs, SCF professor and Film Production Technology program manager.
Following the evening film screening, the crew, Bodie and Dave Mullins, Rich Mullins' brother and co-producer of "Ragamuffin," will participate in a question-and-answer session and a red carpet event for audience members to take photos.
Tickets for the afternoon and evening showings are available online at www.iTickets.com for $10. A limited number of tickets are available at the Neel Performing Office box office, 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.