The Ragamuffin film, based on the life and legacy of Rich Mullins, the best-selling Christian music singer/songwriter, will debut in Atlanta at the NCG Cinemas Sharpsburg/Peachtree City on Monday, January 27, 2014. Starring Michael Koch as Mullins, Ragamuffin is co-written, produced and directed by David Schultz and the title comes from the name of one of Mullins' bands. Following the Atlanta screening, the Ragamuffin Movie Tour will visit several cities throughout the country through March 2014, screening the movie in small venues like churches, college campuses, and community theaters.
The Ragamuffin Movie Tour debuted to a sold-out house at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 9, the first of 66 screenings planned across the nation.
Mullins, who died at 41 in a 1997 accident, grew up in Indiana. He was the son of a tree farmer father and Quaker mother. He performed with a touring Christian music group in his teens, and then took a break to attend Cincinnati Bible College. Moving to Nashville in the 1980s, Mullins wrote songs for Amy Grant, Debby Boone and several other prominent Christian artists. Mullins also recorded nine solo projects with Reunion Records. He was nominated for twelve Gospel Music Association Dove Awards throughout his career, and had quite a few #1 radio hits. His song, "Awesome God," was voted in 1989 as one of the top three songs of the decade according to the Christian Research Report.
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