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10:14am

Tue May 8, 2012
Film Premieres at Belcourt Theater

MTSU Professor Debuts Controversial Film

Sidelines Newspaper

MURFREESBRO, Tenn. [NELSON]    ---   A Middle Tennessee State University professor is launching a new film that’s already proved controversial. 

Dr. Bob Pondillo’s film, “The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill,” debuts Tuesday and will get the red carpet treatment at Belcourt Theater. 

The short 23-minute film focuses on the thorny issue of gay marriage and features child actors.

An early version of “Miracles” was recently shown at MTSU and offended a student, who then brought the film to the attention of state senator Bill Ketron.

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9:08am

Mon May 7, 2012
Latest Film From MTSU's Bob Pondillo

BURRISS ON MEDIA; Local Film Controversy

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Remember all those cute school assemblies and plays where the children were in adult roles? They pretended to graduate from school, drive cars, have jobs, get married, and sometimes even have children. Almost everyone talked about how cute the kids were.

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11:14am

Wed March 28, 2012
Movie Tackles Thorny Gay Marriage Issue

MTSU Proff. Nears Completion of New Film

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new film debuting Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University will likely prove controversial.

The Miracles on Honey Bill Hill is a new movie from award winning filmmaker and MTSU Professor Dr. Bob Pondillo. Pondillo tells his story as a fable set in an imaginary land and using a combination of live action and animation.

The 20 minute film addresses the thorny issue of gay marriage and Pondillo made a conscious choice to use child actors.

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