3 Faith-Based Films in Time for Easter

March 13th, 20183 Faith-Based Films in Time for Easter

With Easter Sunday around the corner, there’s no better time to get inspired with faith-based films at AMC. Starting this weekend and leading up to the holy holiday, we are bringing you and your family three spiritual stories with powerful messages of hope and healing. Learn more about the films and get your tickets at an AMC theatre near you.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

You’ve heard the song. Now, hear the inspiring and unknown true story behind its spiritual message in the film of the same name. Directed by brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin (MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, WOODLAWN), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is a gripping tale about the power of forgiveness and the beauty of God’s grace.

Life was tough for 11-year-old Bart Millard (Broadway’s J. Michael Finley): His mother left; his father (Dennis Quaid) was an oppressive, hostile man; but Bart found hope within music and healing within his faith.

His journey toward a repaired relationship with his father inspired a song that impacted lives around the world. As the lead singer of Christian band MercyMe, Bart wrote “I Can Only Imagine” — the most-played radio single in Christian music history.

Trace Adkins, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Carroll star alongside Quaid and Finley, who is making his silver screen debut. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE opens this weekend, March 16.

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

“Where sin abounds, grace abounds more.” Directed by Andrew Hyatt (FULL OF GRACE) from his own screenplay, PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is a Biblical drama that chronicles the disciple’s last days, locked away and awaiting execution, his friend and caretaker Luke by his side.

Emperor Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians and does not flinch from killing them in the grisliest ways possible. But before Paul's death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

“Next to Jesus, no one played a more central role in the growth of early church than the Apostle Paul,” said Affirm Films executive vice president Rich Peluso. “He wrote a vast swath of the New Testament and traveled more than 10,000 miles by foot to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

James Faulkner stars as Paul and Jim Caviezel as Luke, his first Biblical role since 2004’s THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Follow the light of PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST to AMC on March 23.

GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS

The third faith-based film in the successful GOD’S NOT DEAD franchise is an inspirational drama that centers on Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) and the unimaginable tragedy he endures when his church is burned down.

Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the deadly fire to push the congregation off campus, sparking tension, and a court case, between the pastor, his members and institution leaders.

Struggling to keep his church and faith intact, Dave reaches out to his estranged brother, Pearce (John Corbett) — a big-city lawyer and atheist — to help him fight for the church’s right to exist; however, their reunion opens old wounds and forces them to address the issues that pulled them apart.

GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS reminds us that even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope. Opening March 30, the film also stars Shane Harper, Ted McGinley and Tatum O’Neal.

Gather your family to see these faith-based films at an AMC theatre near you, just in time for Easter. Browse showtimes and get your tickets today.

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