Men and Women of Faith Join Together in The Heart of Man, Reflecting on how Life’s Brokenness can be a Bridge, Not a Barrier
Compelling Event Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide for a Special One-Night Cinema Experience Today, September 14th
Audiences Will Hear the Powerful Stories of Individuals Who Have Been Healed from Addiction, Temptation and Shame Through the Strength of Their Faith
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The inspiring feature, The Heart of Man, comes to cinemas nationwide today, Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The highly-anticipated docudrama is presented as a special one-night event by Sypher Studios, in partnership with Fathom Events. Immediately following the feature presentation, cinema audiences will benefit from an exclusive roundtable conversation showcasing national thought-leaders such as Pastor Chad Veach and best-selling author of The Shack William Paul Young, among others.
“The Heart of Man is a story inviting the sons and daughters of God to leave behind our broken, moralistic and religious way of thinking and relating to God and to others,” says Jason Pamer, filmmaker and executive producer of Sypher Studios. “Once we begin to know who God is (and as a result who we are), we have something to invite the world into. We can experience freedom from performance; freedom from managing our behavior so we appear acceptable to God; and freedom from our addictions, compulsive behaviors, secrecy and double lives.”
Uniquely produced combining a blend of narrative and documentary elements, “The Heart of Man” is a timeless, deconstructed re-telling of the ancient prodigal son story.Featuring subjects of brokenness, identity and grace, the project brings people together for a night to understand they are not alone and that they can re-connect with God, their faith, family and one another. In the retelling of this famous parable, audiences will encounter powerful true stories that bridge back to God, interwoven throughout with interviews featuring author William Paul Young (The Shack), author Dr. Dan Allender (The Wounded Heart) and spoken word artist Jackie Hill Perry, among others.
“My hope is that this project tears the veil of confusion over the church’s current identity crisis and enables it to invite the rest of the world to the banquet that God is throwing for all of us,” adds Pamer.
Shot on location in Hawaii, which provides both the emotional and cinematic backdrop for story, The Heart of Man is produced by Jason Pamer and Jens Jacob, directed by Eric Esau and executive produced by Brian Bird (Captive, The Case for Christ, When Calls the Heart).Tony Anderson serves as composer for the project’s powerful musical score.
“The Heart of Man is a unique partnership for us in the faith category,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “This event can help open up dialogue for those who may have struggled with these topics in their communities, as well as unite them nationwide to be part of something greater.”
“The team at Sypher Studios is thrilled to join forces with Fathom Events as they present an exclusive, one-night experience for The Heart of Man,” adds Pamer. “This is the most critical window for a film’s life and we have absolute confidence in the value and excellence that Fathom brings to deliver a moving experience for all audiences on the big screen.”
Tickets for The Heart of Man can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com and www.heartofmanmovie.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
About Fathom Events Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&A’s, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Sypher Studios Sypher Studios is a feature length production company handling everything from script development and acquisition through marketing and distribution. Formed when producers Jason Pamer and Jens Jacob decided to forge their powers, visions and resources together, the company is committed to tell real, authentic and gritty human stories through film.