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Monday, April 03, 2017
Samaritan's Purse Facing Darkness Returns for Encore Performance, In Theaters April 10th
'Facing Darkness' - Encore Performance on April 10
the moving story of how relief teams relied on their faith and courage
to battle this deadly disease. This event comes to cinemas nationwide
for an encore performance on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local
time, including exclusive behind-the-scenes details from Samaritan’s
Purse President Franklin Graham and Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly about the dramatic life and death struggle as the epidemic raged in Liberia.
Tickets for “FacingDarkness” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters. For a
complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website(theaters and participants are subject to change).
Purse had already been working in West Africa for many years when the
Ebola outbreak hit the area. Relief workers, doctors and nurses quickly
shifted their focus to efforts to helping Ebola victims and launching
prevention programs to combat the disease. A few weeks later, two
medical missionaries involved in the organization’s effort in Liberia
became infected. “FacingDarkness”
follows Graham as his team attempts something that had never been done
before – the international transport of an Ebola patient back to the
United States for treatment.
“We had treated our first Ebola patient in Liberia in June,” Brantly says. “On July 23,
I woke up feeling under the weather and was diagnosed with Ebola
shortly thereafter. And I prayed God would help me be more faithful even
in my illness.”
While the world looked for a cure, Graham and his staff were hard at work to find a plane. “The clock was ticking, and Dr. Brantly was
dying,” he said. “Our team worked twenty-four-seven. People didn’t
sleep for days, calling everybody they knew, every contact in the
government. Eventually, we got through to the person in charge of the
medical plane equipped to quarantine deadly diseases. It was God behind
the scenes pulling the strings, pulling the levers that I believe saved
Dr. Brantly’s life.”
“Ebola swept into West Africa with seemingly no end in sight,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming KymberliFrueh sai
d. “Then Samaritan’s Purse--a symbol of faith--brought relief and hope
to thousands of people. In taking care of these two courageous
missionaries, Samaritan’s Purse highlighted the devastation of the
illness to the world.”
For individuals, groups, families and churches, “FacingDarkness” puts names and faces to the fear and heartbreak that gripped the world--and the faith that stood in its path.
About Fathom Events
Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, 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
that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan
Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and
National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v
Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents
classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and
Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and
offers unique extras including audience Q&As, 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 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market
Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
Purse works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in
crisis situations. Led by Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse works in
more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease,
disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information visit www.samaritanspurse.org.