CHiPs star Erik Estrada screens film in Haltom City

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Erik Estrada will come to town Thursday for the screening of a new faith-based movie at Birdville Baptist Church, 3141 Carson St.

The famous face from the TV series CHiPs (1977-83), Estrada will bring along Brandy Allison — a top contemporary Christian songwriter/performer — who provided music for the movie.

Estrada stars in Uncommon, and this stop is one of several on a tour arranged by the production company JC Films.

The film is about a group of students who respond to budget cuts that kill their high school’s theater, music and dance departments by writing and producing a musical based on Bible stories.

While writing the show, the students discover that they each have a personal relationship with God. During their campaign to stage the production, they also bond with one another while overcoming politically motivated impediments and defending their privilege to worship, meet and perform.

Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization that advocates for religious freedom, helped produce the film. Attorney Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman, portrays himself in the movie as the students’ pro bono legal counsel.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the free screening. The movie will start at 6:30.

Estrada will be available afterward for questions, photos and autographs.

Terry Evans, 817-390-7620 Twitter: @fwstevans

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