Establishing Shot: The Scope of Mormon Cinema

Gideon O. Burton introduces the special issue dedicated to Mormon cinema by giving a brief overview of the other articles appearing in the issue and clarifying what Mormon cinema is: any film made by or about Mormons, from Church-produced movies used for teaching and training to YouTube segments; from student-made films to theatrically released movies. He also discusses the importance of film criticism in creating a quality Mormon cinema tradition.

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