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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Phil Robertson's Journey of Faith Plays out in "The Blind"

The feature film about the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch hits the silver screen tomorrow.

Phil Robertson and his wife Kay pose for a social media picture from June of this year.
Phil Robertson and his wife Kay pose for a social media picture in June of this year. Image: Phil Robertson/from Instagram.

Well before he became a reality television star, Phil Robertson was a man whose life was out of control. Back in the 1960s, his drinking and philandering nearly broke up his marriage and young family.

A digital movie poster for "The Blind."
A digital movie poster for "The Blind." Image: Fathom Events.

That is the story that plays out in The Blind, which stars British actors Aron Von Andrian as Phil and Amelia Eve as his wife Kay, who is better known as Miss Kay. The film follows their journey from young love as high schoolers into the wilderness years of Phil's destructive waywardness as a husband.

It does not, however, continue on that depressing trajectory. Set in their home state of Louisiana, the movie portrays the faithfulness of Kay through it all and the ultimate redemption of Phil, who eventually placed his faith in Christ.

The Robertson clan, of course, shot to fame as stars of the reality TV series Duck Dynasty, which aired on A&E from 2012 - 2017. The show followed the family's home life and the successful duck-hunting business that Phil launched years earlier. Son Willie Robertson and his wife Korie, among the regulars on the series, are executive producer and producer, respectively, of this movie.

Phil Robertson, in a social media post, calls it "embarrassing" when he considers what kind of person he was during his first decade of marriage to Miss Kay, but adds, "She's the best friend a man could have aside from Jesus" and that he loves her. Audiences can expect to see their faith shine through in this picture.

"We never imagined they'd make a movie about our lives, but now we're about to see The Blind on the big screen. Our prayer is that people will see it and know there's hope. It's never too late to be saved."

Demand has been building for The Blind, which was originally scheduled as a one-day special engagement, then was bumped up to an eight-day release and is now set for a theatrical run of 20 days, according to the website of distributor Fathom Events. You can purchase tickets to a theater in your area via this link to their site, and the trailer below will give you a better feel for the movie, which releases tomorrow, September 28th.


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