"Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story," a PG-13 drama, will be presented on the big screen on May 13 at 6 p.m., at Community Vineyard Church, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls.
The church is the home of the former Loew's movie theater and has been presenting its free "Movies with a Message" series on the second Saturday of every month for the past five years.
Detroit native Ben Carson grew up in poverty and experienced prejudice in his childhood. He and his brother were raised by a single mother who challenged Ben and his brother to overcome their adversities.
Despite difficulty and a violent temper as a teenager, Carson eventually began to excel in school and graduated from Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School.
Carson was a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery and was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 through 2014. He received worldwide acclaim for leading a 70-member surgical team in the successful separation of co-joined twins who were joined at the back of the head.
Carson has received 60 honorary doctoral degrees, and many other awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Earlier this year he was appointed as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The movie, popcorn and drinks are free and there are prizes after the movie. For more information, call the church at 330-928-5134 or visit the church's website at www.communityvineyard.org.