‘Ragamuffin’ will have a local screening
A film about the life and death of popular Christian musician and songwriter Rich Mullins will be showing Jan. 27 at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas.
The 2-hour, 17-minute feature film is produced by Color Green Films, with producers David Schultz and David Mullins, Rich’s younger brother.
“Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins” will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 for a one night feature at the Sharpsburg/PTC NCG Cinemas.
Many parts of this film were shot on location from metro Atlanta down to the Warner Robbins area. Local resident Clark Mahaffey, a twelve year-old Landmark Christian student, landed the role of young Rich Mullins in the film. Clark is the son of Peachtree City orthodontist, Dr. Michael Mahaffey.
Tickets are on sale now at the theater box office and online at “http://www.ncgmovies.com/sharpsburg_peachtree_city” www.ncgmovies.com/sharpsburg_peachtree_city. Online purchasers will need to change the movie selection date to Jan. 27 from the drop down menu to find the film listed.
Mullins, known to many by his first name of Wayne, wrote and performed songs such as “Awesome God,” “Sing Your Praise to the Lord,” “Creed” and “The Color Green.” Mullins released at least 10 albums between 1981 and his death at age 41 in an automobile accident in Illinois on Sept. 19, 1997. The Gospel Music Association nominated him for 12 Dove awards before posthumously naming him best artist in 1998.
David Mullins, Rich Mullins’ younger brother, began his career as a minister and, after his brother’s death, took on the leadership of a new ministry, The Legacy of A Kid Brother of St. Frank, which was formed by the musician’s friends and family to continue his vision of sharing the love of Christ with Native Americans.
The film’s title, “Ragamuffin,” comes from the name of one of Mullins’ singing groups, “A Ragamuffin Band.” The band name was inspired by Brennan Manning’s book, “The Ragamuffin Gospel.”