'God's Army' creator hopes for better LDS films

A trailblazing Mormon movie turns 10 this year, and the film genre it spawned may be ready to grow up, too.

So hopes Richard Dutcher, whose film "God's Army" virtually created LDS cinema after delighting audiences in 2000.

Dutcher, a frequent critic since then of LDS films, doesn't hate Mormon movies; he just expects more from them.

"I am a firm supporter of LDS filmmakers," Dutcher said, sitting in a conference room at his Main Street Movie Co. in Provo. "I want them to make better films than I am seeing."

He wants Mormon filmmakers to evolve and chronicle the majesty and power of LDS culture, history and doctrine, just as he tried with "God's Army," "Brigham City" and "States of Grace."

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