Scottsdale’s Harkins Shea 14 to show domestic violence awareness film


Editor's Note: A previous version of this story misidentified Kathryn Jacob's role with the film. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

The Scottsdale Film Festival will feature an award-winning film on domestic violence awareness, “No Ordinary Love,” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Harkins Shea 14 Theater in Scottsdale.

The romantic thriller by an award-winning director and screenwriter, Chyna Robinson will have its Arizona premiere at the 2020 Worldwide Women’s Film Festival, scheduled Feb. 7-9.

Ms. Robinson worked with the CEO of a domestic violence agency in north Texas to create the film about the "hard truth of domestic violence with authentic, up-to-date details" on this tragic situation, according to published reports.

The film captures life for some in professions with high rates of domestic violence, like law enforcement officers and other positions of authority,  reviews detailed.

The film features a young police officer who is said to lash out at his wife and works toward forgiveness by showering her with gifts, lies and promises that “it will never happen again.”

Also, the movie follows a pastor who demands his wife’s submission, according to reports, describing biblical roles of men and women as his marriage breaks down and verbal attacks ensue.

The 1 hour 39 minute independent feature film was written to benefit women and men trapped in abusive relationships as the film’s goal is to highlight the signs of abusive partners so victims can identify dangers of unhealthy relationships.

“No Ordinary Love” won Best Screenplay and Audience Choice awards at the Memphis Film Festival, according to published reports.

The executive producer/producer, Tracy Rector is the past board chair for SafeHaven of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas, whose CEO, Kathryn Jacob, served as domestic violence liaison for the film.