True story film Victor is now available on DVD and Digital HD across the US.
Victor is a hard hitting film and isn’t afraid to depict the effects of gangs and drug addiction, but also isn’t afraid to show the freeing transformation that Jesus can bring to lives, as we see Victor give his life over to Christ, we see the freedom and hope that he experiences, bringing some touching and moving moments to the film. The message from the film and from Victor’s life is that Jesus Christ can transform any life, no matter how far you’ve gone or no matter how addicted one could be whether to drugs or anything else, freedom can be found in total surrender to Jesus Christ. Click here to read our full review of Victor
Victor, based on the autobiography being re-released under the same name, shares the true story of gang leader turned pastor Victor Torres. As a teen, Victor had to survive the dark streets of 1962 Brooklyn after his family moved from Puerto Rico seeking the American Dream. Enslaved by the power of the gang community, a hunger to make fast money and an all-consuming addiction to heroin, Victor needed healing and restoration before he destroyed his family and himself. This film tells the redemptive story of the rebellion of a son, the love and faith of a mother, and the faith to overcome impossible odds.
Since Victor’s healing from addiction and conversion to faith in Christ, he has dedicated his life to giving hope and healing to others struggling with addiction. In 1971, he and his wife Carmen opened New Life for Youth in Richmond, VA as a place to help those struggling with addiction. Since that time, they have also opened some of the most successful drug recovery programs in the country, including The Men’s Ranch, Mercy House, and Mercy Mom’s House. Torres also founded and continues to pastor New Life Outreach International Church.
The film is available from christiancinema.com