The Kendrick brothers are at it again. In partnership with Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films, they are releasing their first documentary, “Show Me the Father,” and the fictional “Courageous Legacy” later this year.
The brothers, Stephen, Alex and Shannon, released their sixth movie, Overcomer, in 2019. It opened at No. 3, earned an A+ CinemaScore rating from moviegoers, and grossed $34.6 million.
“Show Me the Father” is their first documentary release and intends to surprise viewers with captivating stories interwoven with inspirational truths about the fatherhood of God. The Kendrick brothers once again will take moviegoers on a cinematic and emotional journey in this powerful film coming to theaters nationwide on September 10.
“Everyone has a father story, but not everyone has learned how to redeem it for their own good and the good of others,” executive producer Stephen Kendrick said. “Even though fatherlessness is directly connected to so much brokenness in today’s world, we wanted to go beyond traditional documentaries and show how God is the perfect father and can amazingly provide the love and healing to anyone at any stage in life.”
“Courageous Legacy” will be released in theaters nationwide on October 15. It is a remastered rerelease of the Kendrick brothers’ film that has been affecting fathers and families around the world since its initial release 10 years ago.
“In September 2011, `Courageous’ was estimated to open at the box office with $1.5 million, and it ended the weekend the No. 1 new movie, with $9.4 million in the first frame,” said Rich Peluso, executive vice president of Affirm Films. “We are thrilled to bring this incredible story to theaters with new footage, as well as bring to the big screen the Kendrick brothers’ first documentary.”
“We’re humbled and gratified that `Courageous’ is continuing to make a global impact,” director Alex Kendrick said. “The Lord has been graciously using this film all over the world for a decade, and we can’t wait to see how the film is received by a new generation of fathers and their families.”
Both movies are releasing in a cross-promotional effort and promise to leave audiences inspired and challenged.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice